Going to run10k for children in India - Couch to 5K

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Going to run10k for children in India

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Having graduated C25K last August, and finally become happy at running 5k, I'm pushing myself to run the Lochore 10k in October. To help motivate me I am doing this to raise money for a children's hospice in India. I'd welcome any donations or messages of support on the above link. thank you !

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Irish-John
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Good on you Hills. I spent a couple of years in India and saw what real suffering is, you are running for a darn good cause.

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Thanks Irish-John never been myself but my friend was shocked by the poverty there snd the little these children have. Thinking of them as I plod on!

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate in reply to Hidden

I worked in the Slums of Calcutta ( Kolkata nowadays) Have to say that for all the absolutely awful poverty I was around I have rarely experienced more good people anywhere. What little they had, they shared. What little opportunity for happiness they grasped on to with both hands. I heard a minimal of moaning about how 'unfair' life is or the 'we are doomed anyway so why bother even trying' kind of things.

Ever since, no matter how 'hard' my life has been I snap out of self pity damn fast when I cast my mind back.

You are running in a great cause for some wonderful people. :)

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate in reply to Irish-John

Thats another chapter in this biography im writing John

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate in reply to Millsie-J

Flattered but if you really want to know what a genuine Hero is like, I had the absolute privilege of assiting this gentleman, still not as well known as Mother T but in my book even more inspiring in some profound ways :) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_...

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate in reply to Irish-John

Amazing !

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate in reply to Millsie-J

He is. I knew him for almost two years back in the bad old days when the communists ran W Bengal and made hell for him. He never wavered in his commitment to the poor but also never thought that made him special in any way. One of only two people I have ever encountered who make me believe there is something transcendent in some people that goes far beyond anything most of us can ever understand. And, he had a heck of a sense of humour ;)

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Thanks and well done you for your work there. I think it's a real motivator for me to keep running

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