Day 2, The Star, Stone
Norma-Jean enjoying her favourite pastime, no not flirting with hot biker dude in leathers, collecting money!!!!
Day 2 Stop 1, The Pack Horse, Longport
Sunday morning in Longport, 9.45am - there isn’t much to see here…. Norma-Jean insisting that I practice my dance moves for Friday night - you put your left foot in, your left foot out…..
Day 2 - A New Dawn
Easy to see how I get through everyday
Day 1, The Dreaded Ice Bath
Day 1 Final Stop, The Old Mill, Alsager
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!!!!
Day 1 Stop 3 The Old Broken Cross Rudheath
Great bunch of guys who dug deep….Dougie & Annie travelled down from Sheffield just to cheer me on..Norma-Jean still insisting on washing my face.. to look my best for the camera - she is such a girl…
Day 1 Stop 2 - Tunnel Top Bar, Dutton
Big it up for Moira the Land Lady Woop Woop!!!!!….and Phil re-fueling up…
Day 1 stop 1 - Golden Fleece Pub, Lymm
The joy of Phil arriving at his first stop..and meeting the lovely Sarah who not only warmed up the porridge for him..but donated her scratch card winnings of £5.00 what a love x
Start of the run - 12.05.2012 @ 8am
Outside MNS @ Salford Quays this morning. Seeing Phil off was me (Norma-Jean, our friends Chris and Julie, Sue from Mayflower and the Security Guard, Dave.
I will remember these words........
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...
An Ode from Paul Christopher
Well, I have waited 43 years for someone to write a poem for and about me. My good friend Paul Christopher put together the below. Touched and humbled doesn’t even come close to how I feel receiving this….., Paul I will treasure this Running for Life An ode to Phil King This man is building up his body All others have not known Running daily to strengthen his mind, muscle and...
Paul "Paddington" Davies
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...
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: ...
Planned stops, conveniently all at pubs!! 12th May Golden Fleece, Lymm @ 12 miles Tunnel Top Bar, Dutton @ 22 miles The Old Broken Cross Pub @ 33 miles The Chesire Cheese, Wheelock @ 45 miles 13th May The Pack Horse, Longport @ 10 miles The Star, Stone @ 21 miles Lock House, Great Haywood @ 30 miles Plum Pudding Inn, Rugeley @ 45 miles 14th May The Swan, Whittington @ 11 miles Fosters...
My lovely girls, Abbie and Jesscia with their good luck wishes.
Words of wisdom
My very good friend, Steve Rex, sent me a good luck card, not just any card, but a very special card (see what I did there!!!). In it were the following inspirational quotes he had found for me - He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life - Muhammad Ali Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal The miracle isn’t that I finished,...
We are making a difference
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...
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 hope you enjoy watching it as much...
My favourite running songs
Top 10 tunes that have kept me going and get just a little bit more out of the legs……, apologies for some of them!!! 10. Just can’t get enough - The Saturdays 9. We found love - Rihanna 8. Don’t stop me now - Queen 7. Gotta Fly Now - Rocky Theme Tune 6. World in Union - Kiri Te Kanawa 5. Set me free - N-Trance 4. Right here, right now - Fat Boy Slim 3. I...