Monday, 22 October 2012

183 days to go - accepting


Ok, so I have accepted the challenge of running in the 2013 London Marathon. I volunteer for MapAction, a unique humanitarian mapping charity and this time round, they have secured five places for MapAction volunteers to participate.

Having not run anything longer than a cross-country, it was time to step it up. So I signed up, part of me hoping that I would NOT be accepted. However, Chloe Browitt, the charity's energetic fund-raiser called me the other day and said, 'you're in! - now sign this and this and this...' - after dabbing my signature to the forms and handing over some monies I realised that I am, now indeed up to my neck in it.

Excitement mixed with fear in equal measure.

I have 183 days to go, surely that is enough time to start training? I mean, this blog and my donation page has been set up already. I must have time, right?

I hope to be at the finishing line....

Sunday, 21 October 2012

184 Days to go - My Just Giving Site


Hello!
You know what? I want your money. Not all of it. Not even a half of it. Just a couple of quid (or more) in time for the London Marathon 2013. For this, you can see me wheeze and struggle my way round. It should be worth the money!
I am doing this for MapAction, my favourite charity. As I do need a good reason.
This follows my sponsored, 100km, Trailwalker endurance walk (organised through Oxfam) about four years ago. I have some gruesome pictures of the effect that this had on my feet. Now that I have finally recovered, I am going for the marathon. Unfortunately for me, I intend to run this one and not walk it.
I am using Virgin Money Giving, and they assure me that they are not-for-profit organisation and will claim gift aid on MapAction's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

Ming

ps: my training has already started.