5
year Mo Bro
Jonathan Littlewood

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Target: £150
raised £550 since 2014
My motivation
Fundraising for cause areas including:
Men's health

I'm planning to grow a moustache and take it for a 150 kilometres of walks and runs in November 2020 in memory of my father-in-law.

In June 2014 I was told I had prostate cancer. The diagnosis was later proven to be wrong, but not before I'd learned a little about the cascade of emotions such news causes. A year later my father-in-law lost his long fight with prostate cancer and I saw at first hand what this disease can do to a fit, strong man. I don't want others to suffer the same way if it can be avoided.

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I'm aiming to walk or run 150 kilometres over November 2020 in memory of my father-in-law.
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Previous year's posts
7 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Dawn Littlewood
£50
Previous year's donations
7 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Dawn Littlewood
£50
Previous year's posts
8 Week(s) Ago

After a month of feeding and caring for my moustache the ungrateful wretch has escaped and was last seen hot-footing it across the local park. A small reward is offered for its safe return.

8 Week(s) Ago

After a month of feeding and caring for my moustache the ungrateful wretch has escaped and was last seen hot-footing it across the local park. A small reward is offered for its safe return.

8 Week(s) Ago
I walked 5.07 km00:59:08

Of course now the Movember challenge has finished my knee is behaving again.

Previous year's moves
8 Week(s) Ago
I walked 5.07 km00:59:08

Of course now the Movember challenge has finished my knee is behaving again.

8 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Czarina O’Mahony
£10

Great cause and lovin’ that mo’! Handlebar ‘mo
for next year?

8 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Czarina O’Mahony
£10

Great cause and lovin’ that mo’! Handlebar ‘mo
for next year?

8 Week(s) Ago

This month was really about raising awareness and funds for a number of men's health issues.

Movember have funded 1,250 health projects, helped fund 34 clinical trials, and have announced the co-funding of eight projects supporting the mental health of first responders and military veterans.

Movember-funded scientists have shown that breast cancer drug Olaparib is effective in treating men in the advanced stages of prostate cancer.

Before 2013, we could identify only 6 genetic variants that were associated with testicular cancer risk. Movember-funded work in the UK identified 35 more.

So please donate if you can. Thanks!

8 Week(s) Ago

This month was really about raising awareness and funds for a number of men's health issues.

Movember have funded 1,250 health projects, helped fund 34 clinical trials, and have announced the co-funding of eight projects supporting the mental health of first responders and military veterans.

Movember-funded scientists have shown that breast cancer drug Olaparib is effective in treating men in the advanced stages of prostate cancer.

Before 2013, we could identify only 6 genetic variants that were associated with testicular cancer risk. Movember-funded work in the UK identified 35 more.

So please donate if you can. Thanks!

8 Week(s) Ago

A month of daily applications of Miracle-Gro is finally over and the result is... underwhelming. Rather whiter than last year, and rather more straggly. Though there is something of the bedraggled walrus about it.

Unfortunately the walking challenge didn't quite go to plan when my left knee attempted a rapid unscheduled disassembly and then swelled up to twice the size of the right. Resting it up and taking a break from daily walks helped, but at the expense of a week of disrupted sleep thanks to calf muscle cramps due to the lack of exercise. Thankfully, today, the last day of the challenge, I was able to get back to a 5 km hobble.

8 Week(s) Ago

A month of daily applications of Miracle-Gro is finally over and the result is... underwhelming. Rather whiter than last year, and rather more straggly. Though there is something of the bedraggled walrus about it.

Unfortunately the walking challenge didn't quite go to plan when my left knee attempted a rapid unscheduled disassembly and then swelled up to twice the size of the right. Resting it up and taking a break from daily walks helped, but at the expense of a week of disrupted sleep thanks to calf muscle cramps due to the lack of exercise. Thankfully, today, the last day of the challenge, I was able to get back to a 5 km hobble.

8 Week(s) Ago
I walked 5.02 km01:07:06

Yes! Back up to my normal 5 km, pain-free if rather slow.

8 Week(s) Ago
I walked 5.02 km01:07:06

Yes! Back up to my normal 5 km, pain-free if rather slow.

8 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Richard Holland
£10

Sterling work, Jonathan. Hope the leg is feeling better.

8 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Richard Holland
£10

Sterling work, Jonathan. Hope the leg is feeling better.

8 Week(s) Ago
I walked 3.58 km00:51:33

A day's break made a lot of difference - 3 km before my knee complained.

8 Week(s) Ago
I walked 3.58 km00:51:33

A day's break made a lot of difference - 3 km before my knee complained.

8 Week(s) Ago
I walked 2.03 km00:30:05

Another slow walk to see how far I get before my knee cap threatens to fall off.

8 Week(s) Ago
I walked 2.03 km00:30:05

Another slow walk to see how far I get before my knee cap threatens to fall off.

8 Week(s) Ago
I walked 1.52 km00:24:32

Took it slowly until my knee started to complain...

9 Week(s) Ago
I walked 2.09 km00:33:27

After days of resting up a very swollen knee a slow walk today proved pain free.

9 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Andrew Hislop
£5

Really well done mate!

9 Week(s) Ago

Here's the latest image of the horrific growth on my top lip - you can see why my wife complains of pogonophobia.

But it is worst than that - I've been struck by the Curse of the Exploding Knee Cap!

I've been having a few warning twinges from my left knee for a few weeks now and today this transmogrified into continuous pain - of course at exactly the point when I was furthest from home. Eight hours later and I have a very swollen leg. Damn annoying, since I've only been doing fractionally more mileage than normal. Do I get extra donations if I hop the remaining 42 km?

9 Week(s) Ago
I walked 5.46 km01:09:13

And that may be my last Movember walk this year...

10 Week(s) Ago
I walked 5.72 km01:03:17

Whoa! And the 100 km post flashes by...

10 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Sunna Syed
£10

Loving the tosh! keep it up :)

10 Week(s) Ago
I walked 5.44 km01:00:11

10 Week(s) Ago
I walked 6.14 km01:09:59

10 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Abdul Noor
£10

Hey Jonathan. Seems like you look forward to your November furry friend. Good for you buddy!

10 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Ann Hamilton
£20

Thank you Jonathan for raising much needed funds for Prostate cancer. Good luck with your walks and runs.

11 Week(s) Ago

So, more than a week into Movember and my wife (who doesn't follow me on social media) has only just noticed that I'm growing a moustache... I'm not sure if she needs new glasses, or whether it's just that she can't bear to look at me. She claims the latter. Either way, I'm certain that it is nothing to do with the hair on my upper lip being rather whiter and perhaps a little sparser than previous years...

11 Week(s) Ago

I thought I should share with you the luxuriant growth on my upper lip after only five days. So here's a selfie from today's Movember walk. Oh... wait...

12 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Janet Hemingway
£30

Hope you reach your target

12 Week(s) Ago

First day of Movember and a quick photo to prove how lovely and smooth my upper lip is... what? Oh, OK... well it's smooth anyway.

12 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
an anonymous supporter
£10
60 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
John Uphill
£10
60 Week(s) Ago

Untidy, unsightly, and unnecessary... but enough about me. Today the moustache was to come off... but you know, now I'm having second thoughts...

60 Week(s) Ago

End of week 4 report. A total of 212 km walked and £90 raised. I've really enjoyed the motivation to get out and do a bit more walking, and it has done wonders for the backlog on my podcast playlist. My right little toe has seen better days however.

61 Week(s) Ago

I'm really looking forward to getting rid of this moustache on Sunday. I visited hospital today for a anticoagulant test. Two nurses came into the waiting room and one said to the other

"You take the lady, I'll take the old man."

I looked around to see where the old man was, but there was nobody else there...

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