Running for Cruisey

I completed the challenge on 18/9/2020 running every day for 300 days I covered 1040 miles and was joined through the various stages by a great group of friends colleagues and strangers ... Run clubs have been set up in Blackpool, Preston and Blackburn with people joining me in challenging themselves to get fit and do various attempts to run every day for 30/31 days, 5k a day, 200k a month, ascending run challenge over 4 weeks of 5k, 10k, 15k and a half marathon .. The response has been amazing Whoever you found yourself at this page through they will have achieved something remarkable and done a selfless act to do something to help and get fitter along the way. Thanks to everyone who’s helped ... Chris x On 23rd November 2019 I decided to undertake a running challenge. It was 300 days until I retired from the police service in September 2020 and initially my intention was to run every day for 30 days. So I decided to run until my retirement.

You may find yourself here via a family member or friend taking on this challenge with me if you have then please support them, me, the Cruise family and MND research.

Thanks for your support and that of everyone who has helped me ...

Original post below ....

This isn't an easy challenge for me but I've decided to give it some purpose so it's not just another in a long line of ridiculous ideas I have had .... Please read on

I am looking for you to sponsor me through this page to raise money for a friend and colleague of mine Mark Cruise who is suffering from the life changing Motor Neuron Disease

Before you read below please consider donating to this great cause and I in turn will continue running

Mark and his family need help to adapt their life to combat this cruel disease. Here is his story

Mark Cruise is a serving police officer at Blackpool who had his world turned upside down in March 2019 when he was diagnosed with Motor Neuron disease.

Mark is 52 years old with a wife Laura and a young family. Since his diagnosis his physical condition has deteriorated and once simple tasks have now become insurmountable. Something as easy as climbing the stairs is now an impossibility and as a result it is necessary for major modifications to his house to allow for wheelchair access.

Please take time to read this extract from  extract from the Facebook page set up by Marks wife story ....

In February 2019 Mark Cruise.... Cruisey to his mates was diagnosed with motor neuron disease. Whilst others around him panicked, Mark remained positive and determined! MND is a cruel and vicious illness. Although unpredictable with regards to the path it will take, the one guarantee given is that it is a terminal illness with about two years given as an average life expectancy. This page is intended to follow Mark on his journey and for those who know Cruisey know there will be some laughs along the way as MND has certainly not stolen his spirit 
 
It’s hard to put into words the true devastation of MND... the videos I share and the updates I provide are only a snippet into our life. When mark was diagnosed, I only focused on the terminal aspect of the illness and not the journey leading us to the end... I named this page cruiseys journey because that’s what this is, I was never going to call it a fight because it wouldn’t ever be a fair fight! As I sit here now watching a film with our boys having just seen mark to bed, helped him change and cover him up because he no longer has the strength to do it himself, I cannot believe we live in a world where this illness exists! Even though the days are hard and at times the nights endless, I cherish the time I have with him as I am well aware I will one day look back and give anything to have him here... I will continue to share videos and updates in the hope that it provides people with information about MND 

You can follow Marks Journey on the following Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/Cruiseys-journey-102566251273700/?tn-str=k*F
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