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i've been lurking for a while and thought i'd introduce myself.
in 2003 my mum died of ovarian cancer and after seeing a few friends run the london marathon, i thought i would mark 10 years by getting of my lazy arse and raising some money for a relevant charity.
with that in mind i started running for the first time since school (18 years ago) in June, aiming to give myself a good run-up (pun intended), rather than start in october and making it hard for myself.
so far all is going well. i've discovered that when i'm not being shouted at by a sadistic excuse for a PE teacher who reaks of fags, i actually quite enjoy runnning. i'm up to doing 10K races at the mo (current PB 49:18) and have largely managed to avoid injuring myself.
i failed to get in on the main ballot but coved myself by applying through a few cancer charities. and this morning i got a call from Isobel Hospice, a little local charity who helped mum and the rest of the family hugely at the time. so i'm well chuffed that i can help out a cause i really care about rather than just running in the name of some random charity just for a place.
anyway, i'll probably be around a fair bit, just thought i'd say hi.