Monday, 7 April 2008

A marathon challenge

It's nearly that time of year where several thousand (fool)hardy souls pound the streets in that annual event known as the London Marathon. Many do so for charity and the thought of a shiny medal at the finishing line is made even more appealing by the thought that others will be helped because of their efforts. If you'd like to support someone in the marathon but don't know anyone who's running then let me point you in the direction of Worcester Park resident Steve, who was out training yesterday morning while I was out throwing snowballs. He makes up a quarter of the "Logica Flyers" who are aiming to raise £7,000 for the Down's Syndrome Association and if you want to read more about their endeavour and pledge some money then go here.


Steve said...

Many thanks for this and your very kind sponsership - much appreciated by me and the rest of the "Logica Flyers". If you are watching, we'll be wearing green and white Down's Syndrome Association shirts - my shirt has Steve written in big red letters on the front!
Thanks again

Steve said...

Just to let you know that we all managed to complete the marathon today! I managed to finish in 4 hrs 14 mins which I was pleased with. Crowds were amazing, even in the rain! Only photos I have show a very blood stained shirt as a result of bleeding nipples - I'll spare you that sight!

Many thanks for your support - we have raised over £6,000 for Down's Syndrome which is great effort from everyone. Cheers.


The Brinkster said...

Congratulations!! As I posted earlier we were up on the Embankment and it was a great atmosphere for the spectators tho' I can only imagine what it was like to be running through it!!

Big question...... will you do it again??

Hope the nips get better soon {owww]!!

Steve said...

I'm not sure - if I forget how hard it was from miles 18 - 26 and just remember the crowds, the finish, etc then I'm sure I'll be back again one day!