Brathay 10in10 Athlete
My name is Stuart, I’m 45 and live in Cardiff. I have been running for just over 10 years, however, during Covid I lost a lot of motivation for a whole host of reasons. For the past four years I’ve acted as a pacer in numerous events across Wales and the South of England.
In 2019 I took part in the Windermere marathon and loved the whole event. I caught wind of the Brathay 10in10 and thought people who took part must be either elite runners and/or slightly nuts and thought I’d never do that! Fast forward four years and I thought that I needed a new challenge to work towards and that this was ideal given how hard it would be coupled with the fact it will raise money and awareness for such a fantastic charity!
The highlight of my running career so far was definitely the London Marathon (a bucket list item for a lot of runners), it did happen to coincide with the hottest London Marathon on record but this made it all the more special once it was completed 😊 For me running is all about personal goals but it also provides access to a wonderful community who look to support each other no matter what your running goals are.
My primary reason for wanting to raise money for Brathay is to ensure they continue to thrive and deliver such an essential and much needed service to vulnerable young people.
The variety that Brathay offer means they can cater to so many different young people which makes a huge difference to them and their families lives. Having worked with young people in my local area for a number of years, I have seen first hand what a positive impact can be had for these youngsters and their families. By taking on the infamous Brathay 10in10, I’m hoping the work will continue for many years to come.
My most significant running events are 2018 London Marathon, 2019 Newport Marathon (this is where I set my PB) and the Windermere Marathon in 2019. As mentioned above pacing has been a big part of my running the last few years and seeing people hit PB’s and the joy on their faces has given me as much satisfaction as any personal target I’ve hit.
- ASICS Windermere Marathon
- Newport Marathon
- London Marathon