John Baker and I, supported by David Edwards and Julie Burden will this summer be raising funds (Please click here to donate) for The Dorset Blind Association in their 102nd year of supporting the blind and partially sighted community. John will be guiding me over 10 different parkrun courses in Dorset and Hampshire, but here is the twist…I will be blindfolded!
During practice runs, with blindfold in place, I am trying to experience what life is like for many without sight and contemplating how I can perform in races with sometimes over 500 runners, new venues (John and I have not run at seven of the parkruns before) and difficult terrain. It is a very scary experience, but also highly educational, putting my complete faith and trust in my guide.
Our story begins here:
April 30 – Poole (Which will also be my 50th parkrun)
May 07 – Upton House
May 14 – Bridport (Which will also be John’s 100th parkrun)
May 21 – Moors Valley Country Park
May 28 – New Forest Brockenhurst
June 04 – Blandford Forum
June 11 – Weymouth
June 18 – Durlston Country Park Swanage
June 25 – Poundbury Dorchester
July 02 – Kings Park Bournemouth