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John's Speirs runs for FMA UK and for his wife

John Speirs is running a series of marathons and runs to support FMA UK work and to raise awareness of fibromyalgia because his wife, Lynn, lives with fibromyalgia. We have already written about John’s challenges and here is an update from John after he has run a few more runs. John: ‘’ The Strathclyde Park Half Marathon event went really well.... I finished 4th! I completed in 99 minutes on a very slippery and cold course and set a personal record of 5k of 19.39 minutes also I’m chuffed!’’.

John has also run the Cumbernauld Santa run 5k. In January he will start a proper marathon training for Edinburgh Marathon taking place in May 2018.

John told us: ‘’So I’ve decided to run a marathon at the grand old age of 42. Why? Very simple, to help raise awareness of Fibromyalgia and hopefully raise some much needed money. My wife Lynn was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about 6 years ago. Since then she has got progressively worse and she is now in constant pain. 

It breaks my heart when Lynn can’t join in with swimming, cycling, running, jumping and pretty much every physical activity that our daughter enjoys. I see my wife’s sadness and frustration at sitting on the sidelines, so to speak. All the above led me to the point of thinking that I need to try and raise awareness. I decided that running would be a good method so I’ve embarked on a journey. Run the Edinburgh Marathon for FMAUK. I have paid my own entry fee as I didn’t want FMAUK using valuable funds paying my entry fee in return for an agreed sponsorship amount. I want everything I raise to go directly to FMAUK. If you have read my story and could possibly donate £1 via my just giving page I would be very grateful.’’

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/john-speirs4

 

 

 

 

 

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