Helen's dusting off the Running shoes
I'm running a half marathon to raise at least £350.00 for Nordoff Robbins (UK) because it's a great cause and one very close to my heart.
Event: The Royal Park's Half Marathon on 07/10/2012
£468.29 raised of £350.00 target
£468.29 raised so far
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It's been two years since I took on the challenge of the London Marathon and rasied a massive £670.00 for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Charity. It was a fantastic feeling to not only cross the finishing line in one piece, but to also have made such an amazing contribution to the work that Nordoff Robbins do.
And now, two years later I am dusting off the running shoes, getting rid of the cobwebs and I'm going for half the distance, but double the challenge. Because this time I have a time I want to beat as well. The last time I ran a half marathon I ran 2hours 17 minutes on very cold and windy morning in March, at Silverstone. This time, I want as close to 2hours 10mins (ten minute miles) as is physically possible.
And so, with a little over four months to go, cue the montage of training videos. Ha ha. I've already begun with some light runs to break in the old legs and I'm going to increase gradually over the next months until I am somewhere near my previous fitness levels.
I had so much support last time and I am so grateful for that. I even had friends willing to give up their free time to help me train, even on Christmas Eve when calf deep in snow (Yes Claire, I'll never forget that). You all believed I could do it, even when I didn't and my Marathon debut inspired two of my other friends to take up the challenge. So only good can come of this. (As long as my knees hold out.)
So please, if you feel you can make a donation, no matter how big or small, it would be absolutely fantabulous and like last time, I will probably end up baking for the two weeks following, as thank yous to everyone. (Though don't hold me to that.)
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Thanks guys and please come and watch as well. If our Autumn is anything like last year, it should be a fabulous day!
My updates 1
Well, it's been a battle with tooth surgery and recovery and balancing the job, the writing and the training. But with just over 7 weeks to go, I'm clawing my way back on track and who knows that 2hrs and 10mins may still be possible......Believe the unbelievable!
Charity Registration No. 280960
Nordoff Robbins uses music to transform the lives of vulnerable people across the UK with a range of challenges such as autism, dementia, mental health problems, brain injury, depression or a life-threatening / terminal illness. Through music, we can dramatically improve quality of life.
Good luck Helen love Frankie and Fauve
Donation by Valerie Woods on 27/09/12
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
Go Helen! xx
Donation by Claire Hardy on 14/09/12
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
hi helen, good luck have a nice run jx
Donation by Jane Haworth on 24/08/12
+ £3.75 Gift Aid
Goo ga ga ga! Good luck Helen!! :) See you in class soon!
Donation by Jessica Li on 24/08/12
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
Sorry it's took so long helen! see you soon!!
Donation by Nicole Thomason on 24/08/12
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
To another great run! x
Donation by Andrea on 14/08/12
+ £7.50 Gift Aid
Good luck Helen and good for you getting back into the running shoes!! I know you'll be amazing.
Donation by love from Leah and Dave xxxx on 02/07/12
+ £10.00 Gift Aid
Good luck, I'm sure you'll easily hit your target time. x
Donation by Elizabeth Waters on 13/06/12
+ £1.25 Gift Aid
- * Online donations£150.00
- Offline donations£318.29
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£468.29
- Gift Aid£37.50
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