Challenge Lose, Gain, Raise!

Challenge Lose, Gain, Raise!


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Started on 13th May 2020 Wantage, England, United Kingdom

Like the rest of the UK (and beyond) the 'Covid-Lockdown' saw me move out of my comfy little bubble! With Covid-19 threatening to overwhelm our NHS I joined many others in moving back to lend a hand.  

On returning, I swiftly volunteered to move from my relatively familiar role into the very different role of ‘ICU Nursing Assistant’.

There is one reason that I have found working in this entirely different environment & looking after some incredibly poorly patients ‘Challenging’ rather than ‘Impossible’ & ‘Understandably Upsetting’ at times rather than ‘Completely Overwhelming’.

That reason is the absolutely fantastic ICU Team that I have had the pleasure of working within at Royal Berkshire Hospital.

So, to show my appreciation for our Fabulous NHS I have set up this challenge as a way to raise funds whilst also hopefully encouraging myself and others to get a big fitter and healthier along the way.

Here is the plan:

LOSE Something (In my case, Excess Pounds.....over 3 stone to reach the start line of the Reading Half Marathon at sub-10 Stone)

GAIN Something (in my case Running complete the race in sub-9-minute miles to eventually achieve my first ever sub-2 hour half-marathon)

RAISE Funds for our Brilliant NHS.....our challenge aim is to raise £1000 for NHS Charities Together to support the incredible NHS Staff & Volunteers!

Your support by either joining the challenge or donating would be very much appreciated! 

Thank you.

Kirsty & Challenge Lose, Gain, Raise! 


Hilda Morris commented

Good luck with your challenge!

6th June 2020 at 4:04pm
Kirsty Hannah Harris commented

Starting off Challenge 'Lose, Gain, Raise' by donating the cost of my place in the Reading Half Marathon as it given to me for free as a 'Frontline Worker' by the organisers!

13th May 2020 at 6:09pm