NHS1000; How are the Team Getting On?
Earlier on this year a team of nine of us took it upon ourselves to complete the NHS1000 challenge; 1000 miles each over 2023 to raise £1000 for NHS Charities Together. We are now quarter of the way through the year so, how are we getting on?
Unfortunately, with January through to March being quite dark, cold and rainy months it has been hard going for the team to get motivated to get outside. Collectively we should be at 2,250 miles to be on target but we are lagging behind with 1438.8 miles, just shy of 64% of where we should be at this point in the year.
That said, two of the team are ahead of target with Carys steaming into the lead with just over 275 miles and Harry at 257 miles. Carys puts her success down to some cycling in March, which really upped the mileage whilst Harry hiked Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales in February.
Despite it being a bleak period weather wise, the team still managed to put in some effort with walks and bike rides around the UK including the rugged coastline of Ilfracombe, the canals and countryside of South Wales and Snowdon. Cycling commutes, leisurely runs, swims and race days at the Cardiff Bay 10k have all contributed to the 1438 miles achieved towards the NHS1000 this quarter.
With the weather (hopefully) set to improve this quarter and the lighter nights, lets hope that the team can hit the distance target by the end of June. Don’t forget you can get a monthly update of our progress as well as support our fundraising over on our justgiving page.
Lets see what quarter two brings. Wish us luck!