#ChallengeUpen – Ten 10km runs and a marathon in 10 months
Dr Upen Vithlani has set himself a challenge to run at least ten 10km runs and a marathon in 10 months in aid of Operation Smile.
The aim is to try and raise £3000 for Operation Smile, an international children’s medical charity which provides free reconstructive surgery for children and young adults born with facial deformities, predominately cleft lips and cleft palates.
He has started off well with the September Run for Rotary 10k in Draycote.
“Running around a fabulous place like Draycote has always been a fun run for me, but I must say – on this occasion it was a tough run in some surprisingly warm, morning sunshine.
For the first time though, running for a cause helped push hard to the end and get a reasonable time, frustratingly only a short squeeze from a 10k PB!”
To find out more about the challenge and follow his progress, visit the ChallengeUpen page