Its time to take up a new challenge! Some of you will know that I have taken part in the Great North Run a couple of times before (although not since 2014!), but this year with the event being cancelled the GNR team have come up with a new challenge - the Great North Run Solo.

The challenge - which starts on Sunday 28th of June and finishes on September 13th, is to complete at least 40 runs of any length in the 78 day period, one for each year the event has been running. I’ve also persuaded my lovely friend Ros to join me in the challenge 😀

We will be raising funds for my little nephew Henry, so that he can access treatment in New York that will hopefully stop his cancer from returning.

For me the real challenge will be balancing this with looking after my 6 month old baby! I'll be fitting the runs in whenever I can, maybe whilst the baby is (hopefully) sleeping! I'm aiming to run as many as I can but a few will be longer walks so that Leo can join in the fun too in his pushchair! Ros will also be fitting her runs around her 2 small children.

There is also a cumulative total, if i can get to 100 miles total then I will complete the Bronze challenge.

So wish us luck! Please support us if you can and donate as little or as much as you can. Every penny really does count, and means a lot to our family.

You can follow @Henry_the_brave on Instagram and Facebook and find out for yourself what a funny and lovable little boy he is! Rosemary Bard