JCI Sheffield via Crowdrise
March 06, 2012
Please help us raise money to help eradicate malaria off the planet by sponsoring us to run the Edinburgh marathon!
Malaria effects almost half the worlds population and causes 655,000 deaths per year. In Africa, malaria is a leading cause of child mortality.
BUT we are doing something about it, every $10 we raise buys a family a bed net, saving four lives. That's less than a pint of beer per life!!!
We aim to raise £5000 this year for Nothing But Nets, who's aim is to eradicate malaria by 2015. http://www.nothingbutnets.net/
Seven of us from Sheffield will be partaking in the Edinburgh Marathon in May 2012, we're been training since Christmas and let me tell you this has been tough. Who's have thought it? Running 26 miles tough?
The running team is an immense group of people, I thought I'd share some insights into how it ticks:
Niki is the cake runner, she goes forever and survives on cake as sustenance! Without cake she would never be able to complete the marathon! Lucky for her there's cake aplenty to get her through.
Kate is the elite in the group, having completed the marathon previously. Spurring us on with her tails success after crippling pains and injuries of the past!
What would we do without Big Jim and his jellies? With a stride of a giant he assures us this makes it harder to run!
Dan is like a Duracell bunny, never stopping, always running. Like Kate, Dan is a seasoned runner.
Rich is a positive force for the team - and he carries his own water all the way! Maybe we should take notes from him!
Small and agile, Sandra - a seasooned runner, will float around the course in no time! Often starting the day being pulled around the park by her excitable dog - Odie.
Not a runner at Christmas but like a duck to water she's found a new calling! Utilising the quite time whilst running to plan her life!
Well, that's me - All I will say is the training is tough, but we can do it!
And the support team,
Vicky and Kim - They will be there on the day and I'm sure they will aid us getting back to the hotel bar for a well earned cold drink! - I hear they will have lot's of duck related paraphernalia too!