The British 10k, held in London, has been a staple of the team brainstrust running calendar for the past couple of years, but this year’s event really stands out.
The weather was ‘properly minging’, but despite this, we had 6 runners, including Alan Jelliss, Hannah (Alan’s girlfriend) and Hannah’s Dad, John, who raised an astonishing total of £3250 for our work to support brain tumour patients and their carers. This makes up a big part of the £6000 that the event raised for brainstrust in total. We really are blown away by Alan and co’s herculean efforts.
We spend a lot of time talking to Alan and Hannah about all sorts of brain tumoury type things, so it was really nice when this note popped into our emails:
“What a fabulous experience the British 10k was! Having had brain surgery just over 2 years ago, I was really pleased to finish the race in 52 minutes, finishing 3860th out of 20,000+ and I now have a goal to complete next year’s race in 45mins! My girlfriend Hannah was delighted to be faster than the average female in the race and her dad John claims he slowed down for her so did not do his best time but really enjoyed the sights of London! Running for brainstrust really motivated us and we were overwhelmed by the generosity of our family and friends, raising over £3,250 to fund their brilliant work.”
Alan Jelliss (Grade III mixed Glioma).
Thank you guys, from all of us at brainstrust x