Pipped At The Post

Posted on May 16, 2011 by  

Well I have proved that a Fat Boy can run after all as I completed the Great Manchester Run, finishing 4th, just behind these guys.

Oh hang on, of course the video cut out at the wrong point so you don’t get to see me finish there, damn!

No seriously had a great time with fantastic support from the crowds. I met some wonderful people and the whole event was very uplifting and inspiring, especially seeing so many people running for their own causes and loved ones. And all with a smile on their face (well most of the time!).

Even the usual Manchester weather didn’t dampen the spirits and anyway I am sure there were a few spirits still in some people’s systems after the local footballing events of the day before.

I actually completed the run in 50:31 mins, over 5 mins better than last year so all that last minute training did pay off and still do have use of both of legs this morning, so that is a result. Even Elvis, 2 large Smurfs and even a 6 foot giant carrot were no match for me as I pounded the streets of Manchester. Pausing only to step over a few red and blue bodies in the road, at various points along the way, that were remaining from the festivities from the night before.

Another wave of the 40,000 runners start off

And the good news is the fundraising has not stopped, it is not too late to make a donation as I am keeping the page up until the end of the month to raise as much as I can.

Come on, if everyone reading this just gives a £1 that would make a massive difference seriously.

Also a massive thanks to all the people and organisations would have donated so far, really appreciated.

And a big thanks to bookmaker YouWin who gave me a €100 free bet which I cashed out on the Reading / Cardiff playoff match on Friday to add another £65 to the pot, superb gesture guys, thanks.

So you if you would like to add to the fund then we have 3 ways you can still get involved….

First just make a straight donation the page here…..


Any amount at all would be fantastic, honesty, anything. It really will make a difference to the this marvellous charity. Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Or option two

From every sale of our fantastic online trading / system database system, Betting System Notes, between now and the end of May, we will donate £10 to the fundraising total. So if you want to purchase the hottest trading / systems product on the internet today complete with 13 proven profitable strategies and do some good at the same time then goto


Oh yeah, it even comes with a bonus system which will make you £10 instant risk free profit as soon as you login too, how good is that!

Or finally

You can email me, darren@bet72.com with a list of the bookmakers you have used so far and I can find you an offer to do for instant risk free profit. The idea being that if I can help make you a few extra quid then you can then decide how much of that lovely free cash you wish to donate to the charity pot. So you can do get involved AND make a profit at the same time, how’s that for a no brainer.

Thanks in advance and please feel free to forward this page onto everyone you know!

Right a couple of days rest then we start training for a half marathon next, that should be interesting!


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