Compassion Challenges -In-Yong Hwang

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In-Yong Hwang

Challenge Date:

Throughout 2019

My Challenge:

13 Half Marathons in 13 Months




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £315.00

Offline Total: £0.00

Gift Aid: £78.75

When I turned 30 last September, I set myself a challenge of running 12 half marathons in 12 months. Then I managed to get a place at the Great North Run so it's now 13 half marathons in 13 months! Quite fitting that, seeing how a half marathon is 13.1 miles!

I'm 10/13 so far, and will update this page as I go! Here is the full-list:

September: Velopark Half

October: Birmingham Half

November: Richmond Half

December: Victoria Park Half

January: Benfleet 15

February: Olympic Park Half - PB!

March: The Big Half

April: Paris Marathon - PB!

May: Hackney Half

June: Southend Half - PB!

July: VeloPark Half (actually in June)

August: Race the Train (14 miles)

September: The Great North Run

While I was working my way through the challenge, I thought it would be great to raise some money for a great cause. After thinking and praying long and hard about who to raise money for, I eventually settled on Compassion.

Yvonne and I have been sponsoring our lovely Koffivi from Togo for two years now. I know that Compassion does great work with him, and many children like him so now I'm excited to be helping out other children in a similar situation as him.


Donation of £20.00 by Mina

You did it!!! Awesome :)

Donation of £20.00 by Shree

Well done mate, you completed 13 challenges..

Donation of £20.00 by Jack

Donation of £10.00 by Nicole Wurfbain

Amazing effort!! Good luck with your last few runs!

Donation of £10.00 by Iain Conlon

Good luck, mate!

Donation of £15.00 by Cudana Guner

Woohoo almost at the end! Such a great cause and an amazing achievement!

Donation of £40.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £20.00 by Zeebee

An amazing achievement.. good luck with the rest of them! :)

Donation of £30.00 by Mihwa Yoon

Great work! Keep it up, Inyong!^^

Donation of £10.00 by Ross

So impressive and another PB!! Keep going dude!!

Donation of £20.00 by Ruth and Dan

Run In-Yong run! Hugely impressive!!

Donation of £25.00 by Agustin

Really impressive IY, good luck!

Donation of £50.00 by Wei-Fong

Wow! That is quite a challenge! Good luck! :)

Donation of £20.00 by Debs

Wow! That's no mean feat. Bon courage!!!

Donation of £5.00 by Anonymous

Run In-Yong Run!!