Clint Wilkinson winter training

Read the third of our blog series following the journey of Clint Wilkinson, a police officer from Wallasey, who is running the 2020 London Marathon on behalf of Autism Together…

It’s been a few weeks since my last blog, but now that Christmas has been and gone it’s time to ramp up the training and fundraising.

I had a great break with the family (though I had to work on Christmas Day). I took a short break from training and, like everyone else, probably overindulged with food and drink.

Back on it now though… Most of my training is still largely outdoors. It’s getting cold out there!

I ran the Wirral Way trail 10k on January 4th with a friend from work. It was a great event, topped off with free chips at the finish!

My proper training plan has started and it’s a bit daunting to look at some of the distances as my long runs gradually increase. Mid-March it is 20 miles easy pace! Is there any other pace to run 20 miles?

Marathon training schedule 2020

Last weekend saw the first meeting of my fundraising committee. Lots of great ideas were discussed to raise as much cash as possible. Yes it took place in the pub!

So, I will be hosting a charity night at Oldershaw Rugby club in Wallasey on Saturday April 11th. There will be music, dancing and shameless fundraising. All are welcome.

I am also looking for donations for raffle prizes. If there are any local businesses out there who can help, please get in touch via Autism Together: chloe.jones@autismtogether.co.uk

I’ll announce some further fundraising events in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, if anyone would like to contribute to the cause, please visit my fundraising page: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ClintWilkinson

Clint