Harrogate runner takes on 10K-a-day challenge

Harrogate runner takes on 10K-a-day challenge

Published at 6:01am 2nd August 2015.

A keen runner from Harrogate has set himself a big challenge in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research.

27-year-old Thomas Norman decided to complete 10K every day for 100 days, as a way of regaining his fitness after a trip to the Philippines.

He said: "It was too hot and humid in the Philippines to run and when I returned I felt like I'd lost my form, fitness and motivation.

"I woke up one morning and decided to run 10K per day for 100 consecutive days, believing that it would resolve those issues, and I started that day.

"To be honest, I didn't give the challenge much thought. I just committed straightaway. If I'd thought about it too much, the scale of the challenge would have become more daunting and I may not have started, but I don't regret it at all. It feels like I'm genuinely challenging myself and that's rewarding in its own right.

"My grandfather survived prostate cancer a few years ago. My mother is also the ward sister at the breast cancer unit at Barnsley Hospital, so I am well aware of the impact cancer has on the lives of the sufferer and their family and friends.

"The odds are that myself or someone close to me will get cancer at some point. It's inevitable. Because of this, I believe we have a pre-emptive duty to be aware, raise awareness and raise funds if possible."

You can follow Thomas' progress on Facebook.