Family team smash the Brit 10K in memory of uncle
‘Team tea at 3’ decided to run the Brit 10K on 9 July, in memory of their Uncle Neil who was cared for by the Hospice. Here they tell us how they found it and what inspired them to all take part in this challenge.
What made you decide to sign up for the Brit 10K? Gary enquired about running the London marathon for North London Hospice and found out about the Brit 10K. We thought it would be a great opportunity to do something together as a team for the Hospice and in memory of our Uncle Neil. It is the day before his birthday too, so getting over that finish line as a team in our hospice shirts will really mean something to us all and will be a great way to celebrate his memory and his birthday.
Is this the first time you have taken part in a running event?
No, out of the 7 of us running this, 4 of us have completed the London
marathon and the others have done other runs and races.
What has your training regime been like?
We have all been doing a couple of runs, probably some more than others, but we are all on the countdown and getting our runs in. We will be upping our game over the next couple of weeks!
What kind of things have you done to fundraise for the Hospice?
Nothing to date, but we hope that this will be the first of a few events.
What words of advice would you give someone thinking about signing up for this event? Go for it, challenge yourself!
Tell us about your team name and why you chose it. This name relates to the Hospice and to our Uncle, because every day religiously at 3 o’clock Uncle Neil and any guests that were there would go to the reception area for afternoon tea at three. This was something he looked forward toeach day, so we thought we would bring that back for one day!
How did you find taking part in the Brit 10K?
We really enjoyed the run on Sunday and finished together as the ‘Tea at 3’ team in 1hr and 10minutes! It was really hot during the run which proved quite challenging but running along the Embankment and over Westminster Bridge was pretty cool! We had supporters along the route which gave us boosts to get to that finish line. Of course our main motivation to complete the race came from all of our amazing and generous sponsors who have helped us raise £5,145 for NLH!
Finally, we wanted to complete the race as a family team in memory of our Uncle Neil.