I wanted to write this to say thank you to everyone who has donated to the fundraiser I have been running over the past few weeks.
As some of you will be aware, today (October 10th), I completed my first half marathon around the legendary Silverstone circuit in 2 hours and 18 minutes.
Today was extra special, because I was not only running for myself, to prove that I can do it, but I was also running to raise money for an awesome organisation which is close to my heart.
Racing Pride exists to positively promote LGBTQ+ inclusivity through motorsport, and is a movement developed in collaboration with Stonewall UK.
Having come out as bisexual in 2016, it only felt fitting to give back in my own way, and this felt like the perfect mechanism to do it. Organisation such as Racing Pride need our support so that they can perform their core activities each year.
In addition, running has helped me immensely through the pandemic, boosting my mental health as a result. In 18 months, I have gone from no running at all to running a half marathon.
The race itself today was tough, and my body feels a little bit broken right now! But I am so proud of where I have come from, and where I am now (both physically and mentally).
Many thanks to everyone who has donated, no matter how large or small, every penny will help Racing Pride in the months ahead.
There is still time to donate, so if you do want to contribute to the total, head over here – https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/dave-nelson-running-racing-pride
Owner and Editor of Motorpsort Broadcasting