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My One25 Miles: over 3,600 miles and £13,000!

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posted this on the15/06/2017

Congratulations to our amazing team who took on My One25 Miles this May! They tackled everything from the wind and rain in Bristol, to blistering heat in Gran Canaria, raising over £13,000!

This test of stamina and courage challenged them to complete 125 miles in one month (that’s nearly 5 marathons!). Our challengers share the highs and lows of May as they racked up the miles…

  • emma week 1
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  • David and Di 3 miles to go

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What were your best bits?

"I have a desk-based job and so this challenge meant I was out every day and with purpose! Eleanor
It hardly rained and I had some beautiful runs! Anna
The best parts of the walk were the days when friends joined me and supported me with their company and conversation. Helen "

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What kept you going throughout May?

"The thought of money being raised for an excellent cause definitely helped to spur me on! Rebecca
The reason behind being out kept me focused and determined to complete every mile, no matter how hard. Eleanor "

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What was the biggest challenge?

"Not watching a full episode of any box set, or Peter Kay's Car Share! Anna
I worked out I would have to triple the amount I normally run in a month, but that it was doable. James
When I hadn't allowed time to fit in my target of 4 miles a day, or when I saw the weather forecast and it looked grim! Helen "

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  • Jane H Bike
  • Mary
  • IMG_5161

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And now it’s over?

"I have surprised myself by doing this, both in terms of physical resilience and ability to fundraise. Liz
I felt comfortable updating people on my progress without feeling I was hassling. There was a story to tell!
I'm sad it's over! I've really enjoyed having a routine of walking each day and have been really blown away by how generous people have been! Clare "

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  • Jess completed
  • Amy Miles
  • Clare 3

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CEO, Anna Smith says “I am so heartened by the hard work of those who took part, our fundraising team who gave them able support, and am so grateful to all of those who supported us morally and financially. The money raised so far will make a huge difference to the women who street sex work in Bristol. For example, it will provide hot nutritious meals for women accessing Drop In. And they need it. They often arrive having not eaten for a number of days, and the act of sitting and eating together with our staff and volunteers forms an integral part of the relationship we build to help them move forward.”

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