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David Holmes, 5k before 50

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David Holmes
David Holmes

5k before 50

12 weeks ago, after 30 years of an overly sedentary lifestyle, David decided to get off the couch and start doing some exercise. His goal at some unspecified point in the future was to be able to run 5 kilometers. Then something happened to change that unspecified point in the future to being right now. David met the team from The Rose, found out about the amazing work that they were doing and wanted to do something meaningful to support their really important mission. At the same time, friends and family were asking him what he was ‘going to do’ for his forthcoming 50th birthday.

Out of these two things came the inspiration for ‘5k before 50’ – one man’s dream to run five kilometers for the first time in 33 years and, while he’s technically still in his 40s. All donations are very gratefully received, and will make a real difference to people’s lives. David’s hoping to raise at least one dollar for every meter he runs.

One last thought, when David started on this journey 12 weeks ago, he couldn’t run for more than 60 seconds without taking a breath. Getting to the end of this will be no mean feat.

About David Holmes

David Holmes, is a 49 year old Brit who moved to Houston from the UK just before Hurricane Harvey last year. He has been inspired by the sense of community and charity shown by so many in such challenging times. By day he is the Energy CTO for Dell EMC and devotes his spare time to his young family and a passion for Formula 1 motor-racing.

About the event

Date: April 25, 2018
Location: Lake Firethorne, Katy

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