Congratulations to Phil Whitefield, who completed the Cheltenham Half Marathon last week!
Here's what Phil said about the run:
'We were very lucky with the weather! All the heavy rain went through before we started! I ran the first half of the course very well, at a steady 10-minute per mile pace.
'My stamina was fine, but my age then started to tell. My knees started to give pain and I felt my calf muscle tweaking, so I eased up a bit. This meant serious amounts of walking to avoid injury, but I finished it, today, and in about 2 hours 40 minutes.
'I was very pleased with the outcome, although I don’t think I should be so adventurous in the future. I really am a 60-year old, and now I feel it!
'Including Gift Aid, the total raised to date is over £3,500. I am hoping that next year, Christian Aid can find some younger, fitter runners to pick up the mantle.'
What a fantastic effort!
Are you ready to take the baton from Phil and run the half marathon next year?
Phil is raising money to help Syrian refugees and internally-displaced people in Lebanon and Iraq. You can still support Phil by donating to the Cheltenham Appeal