3 years after completing my own Couch-to-5k I am incredibly excited, honoured, privileged and lucky to be taking part in this year’s London Marathon on Sunday 22 April - a long-held dream of mine having first applied for it in 1991. It will be my first marathon too.
I got a Flora/Unilever place in 2008 but that was naïve of me – my dodgy knees wouldn’t have lasted 1 week of training, so sadly I gave the place back. But my knees are much better now!
My London Marathon place is courtesy of the London Playing Fields Foundation (http://lpff.org.uk/) who were asking me to raise a minimum of £1000 - very modest as these things go. I've increased the target to £2012 (it's a London2012 thing) and in just over 1 week, I've raised £1500 (excl Gift Aid).
They do amazing work in London to maintain 7 playing fields, protect them from the likes of developers and encourage disadvantaged groups to use them. You can read more here: lpff.org.uk/About/What-We-Do
I know I'm not a regular poster here but I thought I'd share this with you anyway.
My fund-raising page is here:
uk.virginmoneygiving.com/VO... - have a read! You might enjoy it.
And it's always nice to have celebrity endorsement Dara O'Briain (yes!) tweeted about it yesterday :
and if you want to know how/why that happened, then have a read of this (it explains the London2012 thing as well )
Thank you - have a great weekend and happy running!
John aka Volshy