Virtual insanity 

This morning I did a thing, I did this thing whilst on holiday in Florida, it’s not a hard thing but it will hopefully make a difference to someone. This morning I got up at 6am and ran a virtual 5k race for CATS. I actually ran 5 miles because I’m an idiot and didn’t read things properly at 5:30am this morning, but that’s not important right now!

The Bosh virtual 10k / 5k for charity

The online running group I’m a member of, BOSH Run, are raising money for the charity CATS. The principal is simple, you can run a 5k or 10k on any date from now until August 15th, at any time and at any pace. All you need to do is post proof of your time and distance on the Bosh Run Facebook group page, tag the lovely Lisa Smith, who is kindly coordinating things. She will collate all the results and post a finishers time sheet after August 15th. 

Bosh medals have been made which will be sent out in August along with wrist bands from CATS once the event had finished. I’m quite excited about these, everyone loves a bit of bling, and Bosh bling is something I just can’t wait to add to the collection.

Cost is £10 per run and payments should be made via PayPal to, making sure you put your name and Bosh as the reference. Once the event has finished Lisa will send over the group payment and post up the picture of the certificate Bosh Run receive from them showing the full donation.  

Who are CATS?

If anyone is wondering who the charity are – this is them –

The CATS Foundation was established in June 2011 by Daniel and Patricia Lewi. Their daughter Amelie was diagnosed with Tay-Sachs at fifteen months of age in March 2011 and at the time there was no UK based charity dedicated to providing support for families affected by Tay-Sachs or Sandhoff disease. The CATS Foundation’s main focus is supporting families affected by Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff whilst also raising awareness of the diseases.

The charity provides a support network, respite trips and vital equipment so that a sufferers quality of life is as high as possible. The CATS Foundation also provides funding to the research team who are investigating a potential treatment for both Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff disease.
My virtual run details

So as I wasn’t properly awake when I went out to do this run this morning I did 5 miles instead of 5k due to not reading the details properly… I think I’ll revisit this again and do the 10k run as well..

I had a glorious run around this lake this morning. It was hot and humid, even at 6am the temperature was in the high seventies with the humidity approaching 85%! I did four 1.25 mile laps around hourglass lake at the Art of Animation/Pop Century resort. I covered 5k in a slow and steady 29:40. I’ll see about doing it properly next run, perhaps at Clermont Waterside parkrun on Saturday morning weather permitting!

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