Nice three mile run completed tonight but it wasn’t half hot mum! Managed to keep running all the way and certainly enjoying my running again, helped by the lighter and warmer evenings.
Tonight’s soundtrack included the mighty Power Quest, Mad Max, Big Country, Donnie Vie and Slam Cartel.
The first signed Danny Peyronal (X-UFO/UFO/Heavy Metal Kids) raised £6.50 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK and the second & final signed CD is online now here. Let’s see if we can beat that total 🙂
More signed goodies soon and as ever any contacts or donated items gratefully received.
Interesting running story on the BBC website saying that Jedward recently completed the Los Angeles marathon without any training. Some question over what time they finished in and if indeed they had done no training. The pair are full of spirit that’s for sure plus will have natural fitness through their youth and energetic stage moves! The London marathon director David Bedford famously entered on the day back in 1981, although he had done many miles in his competitive athletic days.
I have completed three marathons to date – London twice in 1998 and 1999 and the Potteries in 1998 – and I ran lots of warm-up races at 5K, 5 milers, 10K, ten milers and half-marathons. The key I was told by experienced marathon runners is to build up your stamina as it is the time you are out running that can be the real test, that and the infamous wall. Another top tip is the day after a big race and your legs hurt when walking down stairs go backwards down the stairs, much easier.
Good luck to those training for the London marathon a really special day, even if you do get overtaken in the closing stages by a runner wearing a Big Ben costume as I did back in 1998 🙂
Slowly getting back into the running groove. A nice and steady two miles with another mile walking. Just under two months away from race day and hoping I am fit enough to complete the 10K. Looking back I wonder how the heck I ever did three marathons at the end of the 90’s – youthful energy methinks 🙂
Tonight’s soundtrack included folk metalers Lyriel, the mighty FM, Black Stone Cherry and Pretty Maids.
Another five pound pledged today through good old fashioned paper sponsor forms, so now over seventy pounds raised for Children with Cancer UK.
Getting slowly back into the training but still not back to my normal pace after a chest infection. Nice that the evenings are getting lighter and hopefully I can mix in a few park runs as running all the time on pavements/tarmac plays merry havoc with the old knees.
Running soundtrack tonight included Gypsy Pistoleros, the Stage Dolls, Doogie White and the Pet Shop Boys (can’t beat a bit of pop pomp).
Welcome to my blog covering my fundraising and also related news items from the charities I have fund raised for in the past/present plus some interviews with fellow fundraisers and musicians/authors/celebrities who have kindly donated items for my auctions. Feel free to browse away and post a comment if you want, feedback always welcome.
For 2012 I am doing the Staines 10K on Sunday May 13th raising funds for Children with Cancer UK and all year I am raising funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK through signed EBay items donated by bands/authors/celebrities.