Vasculitis UK

Marathon blog Number 8

Marathon blog Number 8

My name is Jamie Flanagan. This year I have ran in the Rome marathon and will be running in the Dundee and Berlin Marathon's (as well as the Speyside way Ultra-Marathon and other half marathons), raising money for Vasculitis UK. I am a Wegener's Granulomatosis patient and am looking forward to raising money and awareness to help beat this disease. There is a big announcement for 2013 in this blog, so keep reading! You can read more about me at my Just giving page's below:

The page below is for my 2013 160 mile Sahara Ultra-Marathon for the Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation


In the last few weeks I have experienced many miles... long, short, painful and pleasing. Some on my feet, some in my car. All ticking the right box so far! Oh my, I'm a poet and I don't know it! I wish I could speak in rhyme all the time!

I met Tony Audenshaw... really nice guy,

We had a wee drink, In a pub, it was dry.

We posed for some photos, out on the trail,

we even even agreed to talk by email.

Tony ran Manchester the very next day,

He ran very quick, I do have to say!

It was miserably cold, all through the race.

but Tony was on form and kept up good pace.

I ran over 26.2 miles twice in the last week.

Thankfully I washed, or I really would reek!

I lost a few toenails, big ones and all.

I hope just to keep one, or else I might fall.

I moved to the capital, land of Salt and Sauce,

Been out on the hills, It's covered in moss.

Good for the training not to get in a rut,

I'd better be careful not to slip right up.

I've never been a fan of Edinburgh City,

In fact if I'm honest, I thought it was s#itty.

I met someone sexy on last Friday night,

I just changed my opinion to one of delight!

I bid you farewell, I need to go drinking.

But before I go, I have just been thinking...

You people amaze me with your kind donations,

I may even thank you with silly flirtations!

I promise, no rhyming in the next edition!!! Will do a proper blog soon.

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Brilliant Jamie x


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