Today is my Mother’s birthday. What better day to end the blogging? She would have been 85 and would have loved the final celebration and especially Rick’s scones.
The Ekiden relay marathon was a great success. How great it felt to be supported by two fit teams of runners who all entered into the spirit of Ekiden and worked towards a joint goal. And then to be greeted at the finish line by the team of fabulous fundraisers….How special it felt to celebrate everyone’s achievements with Rick’s finest scones and fizz flowing. Thank you so much to all involved. I hope you enjoyed the whole experience as much as I did.
So is it all over? I had hoped to say yes, it is all over and close my fundraising page. However I still have some outstanding donations so can’t finally press the end button. The total today,including Gift Aid is £7,534.00 and when the final donations come in it will take it to over £8000.
So, no more blogging. I will publish the final amount when I do get to close the page. But I don’t think I have anything else to say. Maybe just Thanks. Couldn’t have done it without you all.
I did it! Found some vitality and completed the triathlon in Hyde Park in 1:56. Didn’t fall off my bike or slip on the run. It was pouring with rain for some of the time but I felt overjoyed to be able to take part and finish the course with a smile on my face.
The culmination of the training and the fundraising for the MS Trust; the celebration event on the 20th June at 3pm preceded by the marathon Ekiden. Are you coming?
So far there are 8 people taking part in the Ekiden but happy for more to take part.We will split the distance up into roughly 4km stages. Doing shorter distance stages means participants may run faster so we can finish quicker! We aim to start at 11.30 and finish by 3.30,so we need to know what time participants can get here to run a stage (or more). All stages will start from and return to Petley Road. And if you aren’t planning to run but would like to help out then please let me know.
Those of you not running are expected at 3, so if you are lucky you will be able to see the end of the run!