Hello. My name is Ian Roberts and in April 2012 I’ll be pounding every leg muscle I have into submission in an attempt to make it around 26 miles of London’s finest concrete streets in one piece. I have but two aims:
1. To spread awareness of type-1 diabetes to as many people as possible;
2. Raise £3,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
My fiancee, Eliza, was diagnosed with type-1 diabetes when she was 11 years old. Since meeting Eliza diabetes has become a condition very close to my heart.
If you’re not already aware, JDRF are a charity that exists to find the cure for type-1 diabetes and is the leading funder of research into the condition.
Over the coming months I’ll be writing a blog about all my training adventures (including updates on my Stadium Challenge – my attempt to run to every league football stadium in Greater London) and doing my best to inform the world about type-1 diabetes. If you’d like to keep up to date on my adventures you can Follow me, Like me, Google+ me or sign up to my RSS feed via my blog.
I look forward to encouraging you to sponsor me on probably the hardest and greatest thing I’ve ever done.
Hi Ian, welcome to SUoPU. I will be following you and urging you on. I realize it won’t be easy but nor is living with Diabetes especially for a child. A friend of a friends child has just been diagnosed and I do so feel for them. Good luck any way.
Hello Katherine – that’s what will be going through my mind when I I reach the last few miles in April. I see what Eliza, my fiancee, has to go through on a daily basis. I’ve seen her highs, lows, worries and concerns and training for a 26 mile run will never come even close to that.
Tim – Thanks and I will. I intent to contribute as much as I can to this brilliant forum.