The relief and then the pain as day 1 finishes. The guy in the red T shirt passed me with about 2 miles to go. Having read the back of my T shirt, he ran me in to the finish pace making for me. He is a star.
Norma-Jean looking concerned as I ask her if she remembered to sky plus “Don’t Tell the Bride!!!!!” - Read what you will into that folks!!!!
Go out today and every day and do something to make a difference - Andy Deeker
You need to smile more - Andy Deeker
Try to smile more - Lawrence Bull
You light up a room with your smile - Danny Postill
Dont know what you guys are trying to say :-(
Of course you can run 10 miles in 1hr 15mins, I have - Paul Salisbury, well I missed it by 30 seconds….., when all of this is over, fancy a 1 on 1 10 mile race (Rocky v Apollo Creed - ain’t gonna be no rematch)
Right, whoever hasn’t sponsored Phil, sponsor now - Michelle Dye at the top of her voice in College Hill yesterday - Go Girl
Big it up for the 300 mile massive, woop woop - Amanda Fernyhough
Good luck Phil, I hope you win - Norma-Jean’s Dad - I hope I don’t finish 2nd!!
Good luck on Saturday & Sunday - My Dad, presumably no luck for the rest of the week then!
Get your money - Norma-Jean, everyday to everyone to the point where Greg threatened physical violence hahaha!!!!
You can’t beat Kevin (a client) in the Royal Parks 1/2 Marathon, it’s bad for business - Paul Parish
No we can’t just give you something for the pain and let you leave because of your run - The Consultant, 10 weeks ago when I was admitted to hospital all wired up and prep’ed for surgery. Well you did, and here I am, fitter than ever, so thanks….
30 years ago a friendship was formed following a fight in the Chemistry Lab at School with a kid I had never met before. The fight, apparently over a girl, caused me to flunk my Chemistry, being a geek that was hard to take, and neither of us got the girl!
However, the friendship that formed that day became stronger than any brotherly relationship, and remains as tight today as it always has been. My (little) bigger bro, Paul Davies aka Paddington, has played a major part during my life keeping the good ship King steering in a straightish line, even when it has gone slightly off course and run aground a few times!
Paddington has had his fair share of mountains to climb in his life, having faced many personal crisis and tradegies - be it health problems, loss of close loved ones, yet he always found the strength and courage to be strong. And through it all he never blamed life for the cards he had been dealt.
I’ve learnt a lot from my little friend over the years, and always looked up to him (not literally!!), aspiring to conduct myself with the same integrity and humbleness.
Alas he works in Angola so cannot be there to cheer me home. But as sure as day turns to night I know he will feel every single step I take…..
What great and invaluable advice from Jez - a man that has been there, done it, and now giving advice for others to go out and do it. For those of you that don’t know, Jez cycled from Welshpool, ran through Bristol, cycled to London before taking part in the London Marathon - all this after suffering tragic personal circumstances. Follow his story on the link below:
Cannot believe that my count down is now into single figures. When I was counting down from treble figure days left, my enthusiasm was through the roof. Now, numerous days later (approx 200) my enthusiasm has in no way faltered or wained. I remain ever focused, ever positive, and determined, best I can, to enjoy the challenge ahead. They say enthusiasm is infectious, and this has certainly been true with the support I have received. On days when it has been hard, and I have questioned my sanity, it has been my friends and family and work colleague’s enthusiasm and belief that has kept me going.
And it is this support, and the affinity I now have with the L&LR, that makes me even more certain that I have made the right decision to take on this challenge. The remarkable stories of courage I have heard and read of people that have been affected by blood cancers has put my tough days into perspective.
I know the days ahead will be tough. I feel we are almost at the end of our journey, yet there is one final push to arrive at our destination. Physically and mentally I don’t think I can be in better shape. Emotionally though it has been hard the past few weeks. A mixture of knowing we are almost there, the gravity of the support I have received, both through financial support or the support in the background, and the HUGE difference this is going to make to those less fortunate than us, is hitting home. I feel proud to be part of this, I feel proud of every single person that has donated, supported, offered words of wisdom - proud to be part of a team making a difference.
So fitting that one of the logo’s I have on my shirt is “One Team” - very rarely have I felt such a part of One Team with one goal - to raise as much as we can to help Beat Blood Cancer
Over the months, I have trawled the internet to find inspiring and motivational videos that will help me in my challenge. Some of the stuff I happened apon was neither but was good viewing! I did however come across a remarkable video that brought tears to my eyes and a shiver down my spine. Mankind can be quite remarkable at times….this guy is AWESOME