Ulen Neale is running not one, but 12 marathons this year for PSC Support and Sobell House Hospice Chairty. This is an average of one a month. Ulen tells us: "Yes an average of one a month! Why? Mainly because I’m mad as a box of frogs. Partly because I wanted to give myself the incentive to go that extra mile (or actually to run an extra 262 marathon miles compared to last year). And partly because I’d been keen to take on a challenge in memory of my brother who died from PSC in 1997. During the build-up to my first marathon of 2012 at Quedgeley in Gloucester, I ran the 2011 Great Birmingham Run as a warm-up. That weekend I discovered that my mum had been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. Just 2 months later, she passed away at the Sobell House hospice in Oxford. So I dedicate all the races I am running this year to my brother, Carl - my best friend, and to my mum, Thérèse – the most caring mother anyone could wish for."
Here is Ulen's tough schedule:
- Jan 22nd – Gloucester
- Mar 4th – Duchy (Redruth)
- May 20th – Brathay (Windermere)
- Jun 4th – Kent Roadrunner
- Jun 10th – Wales (Tenby)
- Jul 8th – Over the Edge (Much Wenlock)
- Aug 25th – Thames Meander (Kingston)
- Sep 9th – Bacchus (Dorking)
- Sep 23rd – New Forest (New Milton)
- Oct 21st - Abingdon
- Nov 1st – Staffs (Penkridge)
- Dec 23rd – Portsmouth Coastal
He has also arranged various fundraising evenings including a charity curry night and ABBA tribute. Ulen, thank you so much for running for PSC Support.
If you want to find out how Ulen is doing and check out his photographs (there are even some fancy dress ones!), visit his 12in12in12 fundraising page.
Thank you Ulen!