Unbroken by blindness in 1998, Mark Pollock suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury in 2010 that left him paralysed. As Mark strives to walk again, his most complex journey is ahead of him - to find a cure for spinal cord injuries for him and the millions of paralysed people around the world. The Life Style Sports Run in the Dark plays a vital role in funding The Mark Pollock Trust's mission to find and connect people around the world to fast-track a cure for paralysis.
As darkness sweeps around the globe on Wednesday, November 11th, thousands will pull on their running shoes and red flashing armbands and head for the door. In over 50 cities worldwide, they will be part of a living light show flowing through the streets like lava. Those same people will be helping to fast-track a cure for paralysis as part of the Life Style Sports Run in the Dark. Join us in one of our 5 official locations, Dublin, Cork, Belfast, London and Manchester, or join with our volunteers in pop-up events in cities worldwide.
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RUN IN THE DARK STORIES
The Life Style Sports Run in the Dark Training Plans were created by Official Life Style Sports Run In The Dark Coach John O’Regan.
John started running in April 2001 and since then has competed in some of the most extreme Marathons and Ultra Marathons in the world taking in the 7 Continents. He now runs competitively and has represented Ireland in Trail, 100K and 24-hr Races. He’s also a running coach and competes in shorter races including 5&10ks, with a 5k Personal Best of 17:20 and a 10k Personal Best of 35:09.
John has created 8 week Training Plans for both 5K and 10K which can be downloaded below. Read John's weekly tips for each stage of the plans on http://www.runinthedark.org/blog/training