Preparations underway…

A while ago I proudly announced that I had entered into a 10k mud run / obstacle course to raise some money for Crohn’s and Colitis UK. It’s something that I am really excited about, and I know that its going to be quite a challenge. As mentioned: its going to be the first one of these I’ve ever done; which will be great in itself. Add to this that the event falls within 10 months of my operation and you’ve got an extra level of determination going on here. Over the last couple of months I have been stepping up my exercise, getting myself to the Gravity group I mentioned, going out jogging, looking for other ways to increase my activity level.

Mud run shirt front

My official Crohn’s and Colitis UK t-shirt that I’ll be wearing on my mud run.

For anyone who missed the previous post: the mud run is called the Major Series: South, and is run by the military in a 3,000 acre estate. The 10K (6.21 mile) course is set out with various obstacles, including: stench trenches, balance beams, vanishing bridges over lakes, cargo net clambers, and barbed wire crawls. If you’re interested in more information about this then do take a look at their website here.

The Just Giving page is still open, so if you are reading this and are able to donate towards Crohn’s and Colitis UK to show your support for this Saturday then I will be very grateful! The link of course is: At the moment we’ve raised £262, which is an incredible amount and is just over my target amount. This is of course not including any extra money that can be claimed through the Gift Aid. Thank you so much for  all of your support people – it really means a lot!

My girlfriend, Holley, will be coming with me on Saturday for moral support, and of course to take plenty of pictures, which will get posted at some point either on here or on twitter. As and when we can, we will be updating Twitter with the events of the day. If you are free and would like to keep track then do feel free to follow me on there for any updates! @TomCoppin.

Thanks for reading people, have a great weekend everyone!


About tomcoppin

Hello! I'm Tom, and I write on two pages here on wordpress. My first is TomsCrohnsDiary where I share my experience of living life with a condition called Crohn's Disease. I started this page to raise awareness of Crohn's, as well as helping out people who have been diagnosed. My more recent page is all about self sufficiency, sharing ideas that I pick up with my fiancee Sarah. If you have any questions then feel free to message or comment and I will answer! Have a great day people. KBO
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