Shaid Hussain

Brathay 10in10 Athlete

Hi, my name is Shaid Hussain, aged 40, from Greater Manchester and I work for the NHS.

2023 – Who would have thought back at the beginning of January, as I was recovering from a very serious illness, that I’d regain my health and now be running a combination of road and ultra trail marathons?

Witnessing the class of 2023 running the Windemere course during my recovery, inspired me to want to participate in the 2024 event and gave me impetus to continue with my running as an aid on my recovery journey. Having seen other runners overcome physical problems made me realise that I too could do the same and do some good for charity at the same time.

Whilst I know that I run ultra trail marathons, there is something unique and special about running the Brathay 10 marathons in 10 consecutive days. Therefore, participating in the 2024 event would complete my recovery physically and mentally after a difficult year.

Having been selected as the first Pakistani Muslim to enter the Brathay 10in10 gives me huge pride to represent all BAME groups. The opportunity to inspire and encourage the BAME community to take up running, whilst raising money for charity, was too good to miss. Such an opportunity has given me the platform to nurture an inclusive running community and to actively promote running within the BAME community. I will be observing Ramadan to the lead up of this challenge where I will be fasting for 30 days which will only add to the difficulty.

Growing up, I had the support of youth services and local charities who not only took me under their wing but provided me with direction and a sense of purpose. I hope now to be presented with an opportunity to give something back to communities and groups supporting vulnerable young children in the same way I was supported.

So please do donate and share so that we make a difference.

Experience

  • 2023 
  • Race to the Stones Ultra Trail 100km
  • Race to the Kings Ultra Trail 50km
  • Jerusalem Marathon, Rome Marathon
  • Manchester Marathon
  • Brecon Beacon Trail Marathon
  • Ross on Wyne Ultra Trail 54km
  • Great North Run
  • Maverick Peak District Trail 30km
  • Yorkshire 3 Peaks Trail Run 39km
  • ASICS Windermere Marathon
  • Ultra x England Trail
  • Liverpool Marathon
  • London Marathon
  • AJ Bell Birmingham Half Marathon,
  • Vitality London Half Marathon
  • Nice Marathon
  • Florence Marathon 

87%

£2,617

Goal: £3,000

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