My name is Mark Layzell and I am a member of the Luton based running club Stopsley Striders where I recently qualified as a coach in Leader in Running Fitness.
I started running in 2014 on my clubs 12 week beginners course and never looked back since. This year after running the Finchley 20 (my longest race to date) I decided to set myself a new running challenge, I will be running in all 47 Greater London parkruns in one year starting on the 25th June at the Dulwich event.
I have decided to write this blog to accompany my adventure telling the story of each parkrun, the new friends that I meet and the review of the courses themselves!
This will be a charity based challenge that I will be running for Keech Hospice Care supports adults in Luton and South Bedfordshire and children and their families living in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes. Keech is based in a purpose-built facility in Luton. However our hospice care is delivered to patients, children and their families in a variety of settings including the family home, school or in hospital. (Keech Website)
This charity is close to my heart and any help I can give through my running in raising money I will give gladly, here is my fundraising page if you could help me out with this nobile charity https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/capital-parkruns
Finally my hope is to help promote parkruns as a great way of keeping fit and is open to all abilities, with great volunteers and beautiful parks to run in!
Look forward to meeting you on my adventure,
Best Mark 🙂