Kieren O’Sullivan, a secondary school teacher at Notre Dame High School, Sheffield, will be competing in 15 official 10k races over 15 consecutive weekends to raise money for Roundabout.
As someone who works with young people, Kieren feels strongly about their future and thinks all young people deserve a place to call home.
He explains, “I feel privileged to work with such fantastic young people, but I witness their highs and lows.
“The work that Roundabout do to support and educate young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness really struck a chord with me.”
Kieren has already taken part in two 10k runs, completing both in under 45 minutes each. In total, he will be competing in 15 official 10k runs, running one run every weekend until 11th December. The 10k runs are held in various locations, including Rochdale, Birmingham and Loughborough. On Sunday 30th October, Kieren will be running the brand new Sheffield 10k, of which Roundabout are a charity partner.
The total of all 15 runs will equal 150km, a number which is extremely relevant, as Roundabout supports over 150 young people every day in Sheffield who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
“I’m running 150km in total, as each kilometre represents one of the young people that Roundabout helps every day.”
“This is a huge challenge for me – I’d appreciate any support, so do come and say hello if you’re at any of the locations!”
To sponsor Kieren or to find out where he will be running and when, visit his Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kierenosullivan