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December Half Marathon Challenge

Where London

Kieran completed his December Challenge on New Year's Eve with an unforgettable run covering some of London's famous landmarks. Supported by friends and some of the Starfish team he managed to visit Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and The London Eye during his final 13.1 mile run. To celebrate running 406.1 miles he carried a bottle of Champagne the whole way to celebrate at the finish line!

Kieran ran a half marathon everyday in December (including Christmas Day!) to raise funds and awareness for our work. He is a Starfish Superstar! There is still time to support him by adding to his incredible £2,400 total and help us bring life, hope and opportunity to vulnerable children in South Africa;

Kieran's challenge kicked off on World Aids Day, December 1st, with a strong Starfish team of 20 runners joining him for his first run in Hyde Park. It was great to have amazing support for the event which continued throughout the month. To find out more about the highs and lows of the challenge you can visit Kierans 'Man v Miles' Blog and the challenge stats;

Read more about Kieran's Story:

In 2010, Kieran travelled through South Africa on the trip of a lifetime, following a wave of World Cup football euphoria from Durban to Cape Town.

His trip took him to a small village called Coffee Bay where he was invited into the home of the village elder.

The stories he heard about the children living in this remote village are echoed across the country; poverty and lack of access to basic services including education mean that children often leave school at just 10 years old and end up being forced to find ways to support themselves and their families, a task which is virtually impossible. And so the cycle of poverty and HIV repeats itself.

That visit became the inspiration for this challenge. As his final step on the road from marathon man to ultra runner, he covered a half marathon distance every day in December. Thirty one days of 13.1 miles. Back to back.