Mark Llewellyn completed the gruelling challenge that saw him run 5K every day throughout April
Mark Llewellyn, managing director of smart vehicle paint repair franchise Revive!, has completed a gruelling charity challenge that saw him run 5K every day throughout April - and there’s still time to make a donation!
Mark has been running in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
His job takes him all over the UK visiting Revive! franchisees and suppliers, so wherever he went during April he made sure he packed his trainers and running gear.
“As a company, giving back is very important to us and to date we have raised over £25,000 for children’s cancer charities and the Motor Neurone Disease Association,” Mark says.
“I have always enjoyed running and am back into it again after a couple of years out because of injuries.
“After running a few 10k runs on my own, I thought how could I challenge myself and potentially raise money for MNDA too? I came up with the idea of a repetitive challenge that would mean I had to be focused and well organised while challenging me both mentally and physically.
“The thought of running 5K isn’t scary, but 5K every day needed serious planning. I’ve done park runs on Saturday mornings with the family and really enjoyed the variety of running all over the country on what I called my 305K2D challenge.”
Mark says he chose to run for MNDA because a good friend and the brother of his business partner has contracted Motor Neurone disease, which affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord and eventually leads to the weakening and eventual wasting of the muscles.
He adds: “I’d like to thank everyone who has donated so far. Anything we can do to support the research into this terrible disease would be fantastic.”
A former professional rugby player, Mark’s final run was in Rugby, ending at the iconic rugby ball statue.
So far, he has raised over £1,200. Donations can still be made via Mark’s JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Mark-Llewellyn7