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Thea's 415 mile running challenge in memory of Captain Stephen Healey
Sadly my partner Captain Stephen Healey from the 1st Battalion Royal Welsh was killed in Afghanistan on the 26th May 2012. He was the 415th fallen soldier. In his memory I am running 415 miles by entering marathons / half marathons between October 2012 and October 2013. I chose to complete this challenge right away as Steve was due back from tour in October. The numerous events will keep me busy and will keep me focused to help me through the lonely times without him. I also hope to keep Steve's memory alive and to continue his fantastic work in raising money for Blind Veterans UK as he couldn’t wait to come home and plan his next challenge with his comrades. I also hope to bring people together to do something positive as Steve would not have been one to sit and do nothing!!!!
I am starting my challenge with the London Parks Half marathon on the 7th Oct 2012 and finishing the following year with the Chester marathon on the 6th Oct 2013 as the 1st Battalion is based in Chester. Other marathons include, Bermuda, Rome, Paris and London, there will be many others however these have not yet been finalised as entries are not yet open. I will be raising money for Blind Veterans UK which was a charity Steve supported and helped to raise money for in the past. I will most likely end up running more than 415miles as I cannot stop midway through an event!!
If you would like to follow my challenge please visit my Facebook page – www.facebook.com/415miles
If you would like to support me with a donation there are two ways in which you can sponsor me and that’s firstly on the internet via my just giving page – www.justgiving.com/415miles or with the attached sponsorship form.
The support I am having is fantastic and overwhelming!! Thank you very much for taking time in reading the above and also a big thank you for your donation.
Thea Davies Xxx