Neil Emery’s 1250K Challenge for Charity!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Inspired by Captain Moore’s 100 laps of his garden I’m going to complete my own 100 something challenge for charity. For the next 100 days I will on alternate days run 5K and cycle 20K giving a total of 1250K. Through wind, rain or shine and wherever I am in the UK (when life returns to normal) I will put on the running shoes and get on the bike to complete this challenge. I want to split the funds between The Matt Kendall Foundation and the NHS.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

MKF was set up in memory of our good friend Matt Kendall and is focused on helping young people in the West Midlands. We are extremely lucky in the UK to have the NHS and not just during these difficult times. Not so long ago, I was admitted to hospital with a stomach ulcer, the care and support I received was simply amazing. So that’s the idea!

Not sure if it’s a big challenge but it’s something I can do to raise some money and spend time thinking about those I love, the crazy world we live in and those amazing people who make the crazy world a safer place. I’d like to think some of you will join in helping to raise funds for these very worthy causes. So give a little if you can or simply spread the word.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Here’s how I’m doing so far!..

 

Day 1 – 5K run complete… 99 days to go!

 

Day 2 of my 100 day challenge for charity completed.

A picture of Neil Emery raising money for Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


Day 3 and Run Number 2 of my 100 day challenge.

A picture of Neil Emery raising money for Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Also these Mizuno bad boys have arrived ready for 48 more 5K runs!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 4 and my second 20K cycle. Can’t wait to put my new running shoes on tomorrow!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

So far my challenge for charity has raised £250!


Day 5 and joined by my good lady and first run in my new Mizuno running beauties!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Another 20K ride complete on day 6 of my 100 day challenge for charity.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 7 and there we have it. The first week of my 100 day challenge completed!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 5K run on a running app
 

My first run in the rain but I loved it… 91 days to go!

A picture of Neil Emery raising money for Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 10 of my 100 day challenge for charity – Happy Birthday Tom and congratulations on becoming a Colonel!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


Another fantastic 5K run completed on day 11 of my 100 day challenge.

A picture of Neil Emery raising money for Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


5K completed for day 12 of my 100 day challenge.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 13 of my 100 day challenge done – lady supporting on the promise of homemade pizza!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 14 of my 100 day challenge for charity completed. Very enjoyable ride and got a little bit carried away with the distance – ended up doing 27km!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

15 down and 85 to go!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 16 of my 100 day challenge for charity.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Another great run on day 17 of my 100 day challenge.

A picture of Neil Emery raising money for Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 19 of my 100 day challenge for charity and a sub 30 minute 5K, 81 days left!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

A fifth of the way as I complete day 20 of my 100 day challenge.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Through wind, rain and shine – well today was definitely the wind part day 21 of my 100 day challenge for charity.

A picture of Neil Emery raising money for Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

A windy one on day 22 – but all done and a step closer to my 100 day challenge finish.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


Day 23 of my 100 day challenge for charity – chicken and butternut squash tikka masala to celebrate!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


A great ride on day 24 of my 100 day challenge. 

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


A quarter of the way there as I complete day 25 of my 100 day challenge for charity. 

A picture of Neil Emery raising money for Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

100-26=74 to go!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 27 of my 100 day challenge and really pleased with 5K in 27.27.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Another 20K completed – day 28 of 100.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


Day 29 of my 100 day challenge for charity and a thoughtful 5K as we remember our good friend Donnie the Coach (Matt Kendall) and the reason I’m currently raising money for The Matt Kendall Foundation. His passion and final wishes were to continue supporting young people in Birmingham #NeverForgetDonnie 

A picture of Neil Emery raising money for Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


Day 30 of my 100 day challenge and my first 20K under an hour!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


Another fantastic run on day 31 of my 100 day challenge for charity.

A picture of Neil Emery raising money for Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

68 days left of my 100 day challenge.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 33 and a windy 5K, 67 days to go!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 5K run on a running app

A very windy day 34 of my 100 day challenge for charity!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

A bad back and sore knee couldn’t spoil day 35’s 5K, 35 days down and 65 to go!

A picture of Neil Emery raising money for Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Early 20K 36 days down and 64 to go – 100 day challenge.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Apart from a #mapmyrun app hiccup – day 37 of my 100 day challenge for charity complete.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 5K run on a running app

Day 38 and a beautiful evening for my 20K 62 days to go of my 100 day challenge.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Luckily my bad migraine didn’t stop day 39 of my 100 day challenge for charity.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 5K run on a running app

Another 20K completed making it 40 out of my 100 day challenge.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Personal best 5K (26.17) on the 41st day of my 100 day challenge for charity.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 42 of my 100 day challenge – a beautiful walk around my local area before my 20K.

A picture of Neil Emery raising money for Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 43 of my 100 day challenge complete and congrats to my lady for her first 5K tonight!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 5K run on a running app

So far my challenge for charity has raised £500!


Day 44 of my 100 day challenge was a good one as we hit half our total.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


A rainy day 45 of my 100 day challenge for charity.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 45 of my 100 day challenge and new running shoes for my lady to say thank you for her support.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

53 days to go and someone had her new running shoes on!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


Day 48 of my 100 day challenge for charity supported by a good friend in crazy weather!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Half of my running complete – 25 days = 125K.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 5K run on a running app

Check out my video below on day 50 of my 100 day challenge.


Day 51 of my 100 day challenge for charity and a 26.10 PB for tonights 5K!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Todays 20k on day 52 of my 100 day challenge was a grey affair weather wise.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


Day 53 of my 100 day challenge for charity was a very one but still very pleased with a PB.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

In for day 54 of my 100 day challenge and luckily didn’t get wet!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 55 of my 100 day challenge for charity and thank you to my lady for joining me on todays run.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

What a beautiful evening sunshine for tonights 20k ride – day 56 of my 100 day challenge completed.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 57 of my 100 day challenge for charity for charity done supported by my lady.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 58 of my 100 day challenge was a PB of 55.45 for my 20k cycle as I dodged the thunder and lightening!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 5K run on a running app

Wind, rain and shine right day 59 of my 100 day challenge for charity was a very wet 5K but a PB of 25.10.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 60 of my 100 day challenge for charity completed and managed to miss the rain on today’s 20k bike ride.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Another day raising money for day 61 to be precise and today’s 5k supported by my lady Wurly. 39 days left of my hundred day challenge.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 62 of my 100 day challenge started with a treat before a 28k ride.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 63 of my 100 day challenge completed – thanks to my lady for her support as always.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


Slightly under the weather today but another 20k in the bag on day 64 of my 100 day challenge for charity

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 5K run on a running app


Day 65 of my 100 day challenge was also my birthday 🙂 A later run after a wonderful day with my lady X A picture of Neil Emery raising money for Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


A very sunny 36k bike ride due to dropping the car off for a service and riding home! Day 66 down.

A picture of Neil Emery raising money for Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


A super hot 5k run on day 67 of my 100 day challenge for charity!

A picture of Neil Emery raising money for Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 68 of my 100 day challenge was a 35k bike ride to pick my car up from its service.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


Day 69 of my 100 day challenge was a windy 5k run supported by my lady.

A picture of Neil Emery raising money for Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Homemade fried chicken and chips after my 20K bike ride on day 70 of my challenge!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

28 day countdown – 4 weeks of my 100 day challenge to go after todays 20k bike ride.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 73 of my 100 day challenge and the lady was back supporting tonights 5k run.

A picture of Neil Emery raising money for Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


26 days of my 100 day challenge for charity left after tonights 20k ride.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 75,  three quarters of the way through my 100 day challenge and a PB 5k run of 24.08!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Another 20K bike ride for day 76 of my 100 day challenge.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


Day 77 of my 100 day challenge for charity, another 5K run. Happy 72nd Birthday NHS!

A picture of Neil Emery raising money for Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


Day 78 of my 100 day challenge complete and 1 year anniversary of last years 500 mile challenge for The Matt Kendall Foundation.

A picture of Neil Emery raising money for Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


A 5k run and a PB of 22.55 on day 79 of my 100 day challenge for charity!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 5K run on a running app


A very wet 20k ride for day 80!

A picture of Neil Emery raising money for Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 81 of my 100 day challenge for charity was another very wet run. Very kindly supported by my lady.

A picture of Neil Emery raising money for Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 82 of my 100 day challenge was a PB of 53.21 for tonights 20k had to burn of the 1000 calories from the naughty KFC lunch I had with Ben!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


I’ve hit my £1000 target! 🥳

Great way to celebrate another week of 5k and 20k as thanks to a wonderful donation from Joe Moretti we’ve hit our £1000 target for my 100 day challenge for charity. Absolutely stoked! 🍾

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

A more normal pace for todays 5k and day 83 of my 100 day challenge completed.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 5K run on a running app

Day 84 of my 100 day challenge and joined by a good friend for today’s 20+K.

A picture of Neil Emery raising money for Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


Todays 5k run supported by the lady and day 85 of my 100 day challenge completed.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys after a run


Just two weeks left of my 100 day challenge after tonights 20k bike ride!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


Day 87 of my 100 day challenge for chairty completed.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys 1250K in 100 days

A dozen days to go after tonights 20k ride!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 89 of my 100 day challenge the day our inspiration Captain Tom Moore became a Sir!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


Only 10 days left of my 100 day challenge!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys 1250K in 100 days


Day 91 of my 100 day challenge was a pleasing 23.05 5k run.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys 1250K in 100 days

Day 92 of my 100 day challenge supported by two very good friends. A lovely 26.6k ride leaving just 8 days to go!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


Day 93 of my 100 day challenge was a 5k run supported by my lady and just 7 days left now!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Day 94 of my 100 day challenge and a 53.11 PB for tonights 20k ride.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Supported by my lady for tonights 5k run and day 95 of my 100 day challenge.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


Day 96 completed and another good time for tonights 20k ride.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

Amazing 5k run back in Devon with Wurly to complete day 97 of my 100 day challenge.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS


Back from Devon for tonights 20k ride and day 98 of my 100 day challenge completed.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

50 x 5k runs completed = 250k on day 99 of my 100 day challenge.

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys run map


I’ve completed my 100 day challenge for charity!

So far my challenge for charity has raised £1,740!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

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