Hello all!

I’ve just signed up for the Henley Half Marathon on Sunday 13 October.

13.1 miles starting along the Thames towpath, then up Fawley Hill, and back along Fairmile to the finish. I’m aiming to complete the course in just under 2 hours. I’ve a few unnecessary pounds to shed between now and race day, but the training has already started…

I realise a lot of people ask for donations, but if you have it in you to make one more, I would greatly appreciate it. You can give here – http://www.justgiving.com/robruns10in10.

This is part of my on-going campaign to raise funds for Brathay Trust, a charitable foundation that works with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people throughout the UK, helping them develop the skills, confidence and motivation to make positive choices in their lives. These kids are often trapped in a vicious circle of abuse, drugs and crime – and without the help of Brathay Trust they would never escape.

In May 2012 I already raised over £3,500 for Brathay, by running 10 official marathons on 10 consecutive days round Lake Windermere. If you want to know what that feels like, check out my journal about the event.

However, my original fund-raising target was £5,000 – so I have unfinished business, to the tune of £1,500.

If you can help me complete my original goal on this one event, that would be formidable. £50, £10 or even £5 – every little counts!

Thank you in advance for your generosity – and if anyone is interested in running or supporting on the day (or in joining me for a couple of pints and a large lunch after the race), just let me know!

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