Sarah & Dan Conwy Half Marathon

Sunday 19th November 2023

Sarah & Dan Conwy Half Marathon

Are we actually doing this? We have signed up to take part in the Conwy Half Marathon November 2023!

We have started this journey together so we are going to be raising money together for our chosen charities.

Our chosen charities are MS Society, Spoons Neonatal Family Support, Cuddles Ysbyty Glan Clwyd's Neonatal Unit Charity & British Heart Foundation.

Spoons - My beautiful niece Elsie Gwen was born on 03/02/2023, she was born at 23 + 4 weeks and weighing a tiny 416 grams. Spoons help support families in Manchester through NICU stays and beyond. My sister in law and partner currently attend Spoons classes which are free and they provide counselling, weaning sessions, trauma therapy and much more. They have been an incredible support to Miriam, Will and our wonderful nephew Noah. - Sarah

MS Society - MS is affecting close friends of mine and it's heartbreaking to see and hear the stories. They are so strong and such an inspiration to everyone. I want to raise awareness for MS as I didn't realise everything they had to go through just so they can carry on taking that step walking each day. I am so incredibly proud of you both, you know who you are. - Sarah

Cuddles - My crazy nephew also wanted to enter this world early, Idris was born prem. Cuddles supported my sister and brother in law Dona and Gareth following Idris' early arrival. Cuddles are the Ysbyty Glan Clwyd Special Care Baby Unit's charity and their work is vitally important in raising money for new equipment, improvements to the unit, and how they can support families on the unit. - Sarah

British Heart Foundation - I lost my grandad to a heart attack, when he was only in his early 60s, then in 2007 aged 53 my dad collapsed without warning and died without regaining consciousness, again due to a heart attack. We weren't so lucky, but millions are and have to live with serious conditions, that's why the work and research that BHF do is invaluable, to help and assist people live an as normal life as possible. - Dan

I was also a prem baby, a very poorly prem baby in-fact and back in those days I doubt that there was much support for families having to deal with the trauma and anxiety, I've heard 1st hand of the work that Spoons do, and the invaluable support they bring and what they have done for Elsie. - Dan

We are so proud to be running for these charities and hope you will help support us raise as much as we can for them all. It's got to be worth it just to see us run this thing ūüėČ THANK YOU - Sarah & Dan

A 'little' story from Sarah
“Me running? I could never have imagined that happening. When I was in school, I used to detest jogging, and when I first started going to the gym on a daily basis, the treadmill was my worst fear! Recently, I took a step back and looked back at how my life had progressed in a positive way but at a young age I had to stumble through many, many hurdles... it hit me hard and my mental health had deteriorated rapidly with no warning! I realised it was time for me to focus on myself and start taking care of myself.
Running and exercising has been the most positive impact, it makes me feel resolute.
Not only my exercise partner but my friend Dan has been incredible through out, we motivate and push each other through all strenuous activities and just bounce off each other. A very important friendship during a tough training challenge.

I am very proud of myself for signing up to this Half Marathon I couldn't have done this without all the support I have received from my husband being by my side through all the aches and moaning ūüėā not to mention when I was at my lowest, Aaron stuck by me and helped me through the hardest of my silent, worrying times. Also, my children for telling me I can do it and for motivating me! And of course that person who is always by my side in the gym, out and about running/walking crazy miles... Dan."

A little story from Dan
"Run ? Me ? Run? I haven't run properly since I was in middle school. I've tried but just blame dodgy knees when I give up after a week. All the gear no idea, that's me !!!
I've always had issues with my weight. Love a beer and junk food I do, combined with no exercise was asking for trouble. Lockdown came and my weight shot up to nearly 16 stone, most of it on my belly.

My wife was getting concerned about my general health and my friend and colleague, Sarah pointed out I looked pregnant...right things had to change.

I started going to the gym but remember I'm all the gear no idea and i hated it...

Sarah suggested we hit the gym together to give each other some moral support and motivation.. it worked and in November 2022 we upped our game and started to pound the treadmill sometimes 5 times a week. I had the bug, it was a great feeling.
I started watching my calorie intake and the weight started to fall off, Sarah too, over 3 stone between us !

Not only my gym buddy / running partner / colleague / chief coffee maker but closest of friends Sarah and I were smashing it, she bosses me about in the gym and I drag her out for a run on her day off when she'd rather do anything but run, but that's how we roll, pushing, motivating and more importantly making each other laugh especially through the tough sessions, having that friendship has been so incredibly important and she's been and continues to be so positive as we rack up the miles.

THEN Sarah then had the bright idea to sign up for the Conwy half Marathon in November 2023, something to work towards she said ! ūü§Ē

This will be a massive achievement for me, and couldn't have done it without the support and encouragement of my wife and family who have had to put up with me disappearing off to the gym or on long runs and the whining about aches and pains or being tired.. and of course the woman who's bright idea this was and is always there next to me in puddles of sweat whether it's pounding the treadmill or pavement".

Yes Sarah we ARE actually doing this......

Training Log

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£1,340.00

+£192.25 Gift Aid

raised of £600 target

by 68 supporters

This event has finished and no longer accepts donations.

Supporters

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    2 months, 3 weeks

    Davey J

    £ 10.00

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    2 months, 4 weeks

    Lucy, Josh & Alfie

    Well done both of you! X

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    3 months

    Aaron Jones

    (Just to round the total up) I'm personally very proud on both your achievements. Keep on running ūüŹÉ‚Äć‚ôÄÔłŹūüŹÉ‚Äć‚ôāÔłŹ

    £ 29.00 (+£7.25)

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    3 months

    Sarah

    As promised ūüėāūüėā

    £ 21.00

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    3 months

    Trystan

    Well done both of you, great ūüĎĆ

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    3 months, 1 week

    The Leech's

    Well done both. Great achievement and great time!

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    3 months, 1 week

    Paul Murray

    Well done xx

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    Mel Hart

    You should both be extremely proud of your achievement ūüĎŹ

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    Vicki Hennell

    Good luck Dan and Sarah

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    Donna Marie

    £ 10.00

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    Nicola

    Good luck

    £ 10.00

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    Julie Howcroft

    £ 5.00

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    CarlaC

    You'll smash it guys.

    £ 20.00

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    Nia

    Good luck tomorrow. You'll both do amazing ūüĎä

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    John Evs

    £ 10.00

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    Lisa Mcgarry

    Good luck for tomorrow your gonna do amazing xxx

    £ 20.00

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    Beverley Davies

    Good luck x

    £ 20.00

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    Brenda Jones

    Good luck to you both xx

    £ 100.00 (+£25.00)

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    Sam

    Think how good that first pint will taste afterwards!

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    Neil

    Well done to you both ūüĎŹ you‚Äôre going to smash it‚Ķjust don‚Äôt beat me! ūüėÜ x

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    Ange

    Go, go,go

    £ 20.00

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    Al Griff

    £ 20.00

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    Ben

    £ 10.00

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    3 months, 2 weeks

    Tony

    Rather you running than me Dan

    £ 10.00

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    Jon Hayward

    Good luck guys!

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    Dee

    £ 20.00

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    3 months, 2 weeks

    Dave Smith

    One day I will get out and join you....I know I have been saying this for months now haha! It doesn't seem that long ago when you first started training. It has been great to see you improve and inspiring how you have kept at it. I can't believe the half marathon you have been training for is nearly here. Well done both!

    £ 10.00

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    3 months, 2 weeks

    Abbie Vimpany

    This is so brilliant Dan & Sarah! Inspiring to read your 'Whys' and wish you all the very best of luck on the big day. Sounds like you've really put the hard miles in already though so I just know you'll both smash it

    £ 40.00 (+£10.00)

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    Sarah Watson

    Great causes, good luck guys I am sure you will smash it xx

    £ 15.00 (+£3.75)

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    Anonymous

    £ 5.00

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    Sam Milbourne

    Amazing causes, good luck to you both xxx

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    Anonymous

    Well done

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    The Pritchards

    Good luck and great causes x

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    Jo

    Good luck, after all the hard work you've both put in!

    £ 100.00

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    Andy Rowlands

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    Anonymous

    £ 10.00

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    Jonathan Kettle

    Good luck both. Hope you both have a great run!!

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    Zsa & wynn

    £ 50.00

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    Anonymous

    £ 5.00 (+£1.25)

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    4 months

    Steve North

    Good luck both

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    4 months

    Luke Ellis

    Good luck and enjoy bro

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    4 months

    Marita

    I‚Äôm so proud of you both ūüĎŹ

    £ 30.00

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    Sam & Kath Noden

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    Joel

    Big hugs xx

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    4 months

    Douglas Graham

    Pob lwc

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    Laura & Rob

    Good luck to you both! Go smash it! xxx

    £ 20.00

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    Taid

    £ 25.00

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    Jake

    I have no faith in Dan finishing the run but I know Sarah will

    £ 10.00

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    5 months

    SGB

    Good luck.

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    Lisa R

    Well done guys!!

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    Ange and Col

    Good luck to you both

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    Hayley

    Best of luck to you both running your 1st half, going to smash it ūüí™

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    Jacqui small

    Well done to you both xx

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    Nathan Lewis

    Go on guys ūüĎć

    £ 10.00

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    Jon, Jade & Ellie

    Good luck and well done raising money for such great causes.

    £ 5.00 (+£1.25)

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    Dave & Bev Graham

    You guys are going to smash it ! So proud of you both doing this, you are amazing ūüėÄ

    £ 60.00 (+£15.00)

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    Ade (Adrian Yeardley)

    Great effort by you both ūüĎŹūüĎŹūüĎŹ

    £ 25.00

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    Aled

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    Colin Noden

    brilliant -good luck to you both!!

    £ 20.00

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    Rob, Vics & Logan

    Great charities! Good luck Dan & Sarah, I'm sure you'll smash it! : )

    £ 15.00 (+£3.75)

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    8 months

    Heather Brown

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

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    8 months

    Dannielle Buxton

    You are amazing! You have been there for me every step of the way and I can't thank you enough for your love, support and now this! Never change Sarah. You are one of a kind and I'm blessed to call you my friend of 20+years! Xx Good luck to you both!x

    £ 10.00

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    Katrina Lawson

    Amazing charities that make such a difference with support and research. Well done so far on doing so well with your training. You will smash the half marathon!!! Keep on running and smiling xx

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    Auntie Sally x

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

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    Helen prentice

    Good luck. Xx

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    Jo L

    Good luck Dan and Sarah Great charities

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    8 months

    Miriam and co

    We can't thank you enough ! And can't believe how brave you both are!!

    £ 20.00

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    8 months

    Donna Cuthbert

    My thoughtful kind beautiful Sarah I wish you all the luck and strength to do this . Im so incredibly proud of you always.

    £ 20.00

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