As many of you know, I completed the Birmingham Half Marathon last Sunday on behalf of the Teenage Cancer Trust, which is providing my own family with invaluable support.
My stepson Aiden Walvin, was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Unfortunately, Aiden is not alone in receiving such devastating news. Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK.
As a result of Aiden’s diagnosis, we have experienced first hand the importance of the Teenage Cancer Trust and the work it does to ensure that Aiden, and other young people like him, are comfortable while receiving treatment in their fight against cancer.
How Did I Do?
I trained hard to beat a target time of 2 hours so I’m delighted with 1:55.42. Having never taken on such a great challenge myself, this places me in the top 5,000 of the 20,000 runners who joined my efforts on the streets of Birmingham. It was a great event and lots of fun on the day, but the training was hard and Aiden was, and remains, my inspiration every step of the way. Next year I hope to better my time and to see some of you running alongside me!
Thanks once again for your support.
Tim Morson, Infrastructure Solutions