Wednesday, 1 April 2009

The power of social media

First up, I'm the "Tip of the Day" on the Justgiving London Marathon micro site:

I use my Facebook status often to keep my friends up-to-date with my marathon training, and that has spurred the odd donation.
Last week a friend commented on my plea for more sponsorship, saying he'd see how things were after pay day and sponsor me again. Since he'd already sponsored me generously - I asked him if he'd plug my Justgiving page with his friends, which he promptly did and within a short time a friend of his sponsored me £20. I have a few more friends lined up whose Facebook status I will hijack over the coming few weeks so that I will get some more sponsorship in from kind people that I've never met!

Making the most of my weekly pass to the leisure centre, I popped into the gym for half an hour yesterday evening, and again at lunchtime today. I concentrated on some upper body strength exercises again, although made sure I did my glutes too. I'm not turning into a body builder, but just improving my overall fitness level a bit, so I'm in better shape for the gruelling run at the end of the month.

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Running 13.1 miles in memory of Carl

I ran the Silverstone Half Marathon on 15th March 2009. I managed the 13.1 mile course in 2 hours and 4 minutes. Not a bad effort for my first Half Marathon! I returned in 2010 to run it in 1 hour 54 minutes, and plan to do it again in 2011. I decided to run this in aid of The PSC Trust and PSC Support in memory of my brother Carl, who died from liver failure in November 1997. If you'd like to sponsor me for this - please email me at PSC Trust
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