On The Run Again

Posted on September 18, 2011 by  

Time for me to get those running shoes on again and this time it is serious. 13 miles serious in fact as I embark on my first ever ½ marathon around the streets of Warrington on 18th September.  OK 13 miles shouldn’t be problem should it, after all I have done 10K before, oops this is a little further isn’t it!


Well I did it! Fantastic event and I could even still walk the next day too!

Many, many thanks for all the very kind donations very much appreciated. Here are a couple of pics……

1. Me and my son’s mate Sam at the finish. I am sure I was much taller before I started…..

2. Official Proof. I did it. (Amazing what you can do in Photoshop nowadays!)

Anyway I have done some extra training and it is for a very good (and very personal cause).  In fact it couldn’t get closer to home as my son Jack, has accepted a place on the Lasallian Developing World Project which takes groups of young people to poorer parts of the world in order to get involved with constructing a school, assisting the life of the local community and working within the school itself.

They carry out small-scale, sustainable projects, usually in rural areas where the opportunities for education are extremely limited and the aim is to slow down the migration of people to urban slums by helping them to improve their conditions in the country.

Jack is naturally very excited by the opportunity of taking on this challenge. This will take place in July next year and all that he needs now is to raise some funds to cover the cost of the trip.

So that is where me and my trainers come in, to get the fund raising off the ground.  So if you can please make a donation, whatever amount, it would be very gratefully received and would really make a difference.

Also as we are still celebrating the launch of the new sister site Betting System Notes website and it’s fantastic new Marketmatcher software, then anyone who donates £5 or more will go into a draw to receive a free lifetime membership to the site (or their payment back if they are already a member). The draw will be made on the 18th September after the run (probably from my hospital bed!).

So please give whatever you can using the donation button below, honesty any amount will help and I will be updating this page regularly with news of the fundraising and also my athletic efforts.

Many thanks in advance and for me, it’s back to the training.

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