Neil Emery Raising Money for 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

While running one evening and thinking about the last few weeks and how the world has suffered under the Coronavirus I thought that it’s time to do my bit. Inspired by Captain Moore’s 100 laps of his garden I’m going to complete my own 100 something challenge. 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 completed.

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


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

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity 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

£250 raised!


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

Day 6 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 7 and there we have it. The first week 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 9 and my first run in the rain but I loved it… 91 days to go!

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

Day 10 of my 100 day challenge – 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


Day 11 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 12 of my 100 day challenge done.

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 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.

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

Day 17 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 19 of my 100 day challenge 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.

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

Day 22 was a windy one – 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 – 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


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. 

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity 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 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 

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity 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


Day 31 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 32 done – 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 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity Matt Kendal Foundation and the NHS

A very windy day 34 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 bad back and sore knee couldn’t spoil day 35’s 5K, 35 days down and 65 to go!

TrilbyTV director Neil Emerys challenge 1250K in 100 days, raising money for charity 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 complete.

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

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.

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

£460 raised so far!

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