Our Chris has been involved in a series of running challenges throughout 2023 and his latest endeavour has seen him complete the Hackney Half last Sunday. His efforts are to raise money for the incredible Holding On Letting Go charity, and the amount raised so far is huge, and still rising!
Now Chris has had a chance to put his feet up and catch his breath, we can confirm that he has indeed completed the Hackney Half marathon! The warm weather may have affected his pace a little, but that did not stop him from proudly crossing the finishing line in an impressive 1 hour, 47 minutes and 30 seconds!
Like many runners during these tough routes, Chris was raising money for a charity dear to him, and with every stomp forwards on the day, he knew he was making a difference to so many families who use Holding On Letting Go. If you haven’t heard of them, then now is a great time for introductions.
Holding On Letting Go
Holding On Letting Go is a local charity run solely via volunteers who support children and their families through bereavement. It has always been imperative to Chris to give back to the community that he values both personally and professionally. With himself having young children, he values the crucial work Holding On Letting Go does to offer Children the freedom and safety to explore their bereavement and work through it healthily.
What’s next for Chris in 2023?
The Hackney Half wasn’t the first running challenge for Chris in 2023, and it certainly won’t be the last. His next run is the Island Run 10K on Sunday June 4th, this time he will be joined by his wife, Lizzie. On top of that, he is training for a full marathon in the autumn with details to follow, plus a series of other running challenges, with some including other members of his family.
With only 1% of the population having ever ran a marathon before, we continue to pour our pride into Chris’ achievements, and we know that Holding On Letting Go would say the same as well.
Chris is a firm believer in making a difference, and he has spent hours training for these running events. His challenges are highlighting the importance of supporting charities such as Holding On Letting Go, because without donations, they are unable to offer their service to countless young people in the community.
Chris’ family, friends and colleagues at Harrisons are incredibly proud of his efforts, and can’t wait to see the amount in total continue to creep over the already astonishing £25,000 mark!
To donate to Holding On Letting Go, and to support Chris, please head over to his JustGiving page here.