The Cheltenham Half Marathon
In aid of volunteering in Ghana
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Written by Luke Baillie
September 27th, 2016

The Cheltenham Half Marathon

Hello all! A few days ago I completed what I thought would be the impossible, I ran the Cheltenham Half Marathon, all 13.1 miles of it! What made it even more special was the target I set myself of completing it in under 2 hours, and I beat the clock! I completed it in a time of 1 hour, 54 minutes, 29 seconds, crossing the finish line had never felt more rewarding. It was a super emotional day for me, I felt like bursting into tears when I saw my family standing at the finish line, I never actually believed in myself to run every single second of it and that is not like me to do that.

The most important thing here, and the only reason why I ran the Cheltenham Half Marathon, was to help fund my volunteer trip to Ghana coming in the next 2 to 3 weeks. I can't actually thank everyone enough who has helped donate towards my campaign and I knew I wouldn't let any of you down, so thank you all ever so much and I must come and personally thank you all! A massive thank you to my family also who have supported me throughout the past 6 weeks of training and during the day of the run, I would of never carried on without your encouragement and belief in me.

Luke Baillie

Thank you all for taking your time to read my blog and I hope I have inspired you, even the slighest about achieving the impossible. Regarding volunteering in Ghana, it's actually much closer than I thought so the nerves are racking in from all angles. Just a couple of injections and tablets to get and I will be on my way to unknown, deep in the African continent. I will post a blog soon after I have completed the trip so keep your eyes open!