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This will be my third marathon and each time I have run for the Meningitis Trust.  I was lucky enough to survive meningitis when I was three and to have no long term effects.  I was very very lucky.  I'm not really a natural runner and the training is harder this time than before; this might be because I am five years older!  and a little heavier.  But I'm still fairly well motivated with the long run coming up in the next two weeks. 

I'm supported by my lovely husband Alan, who will be waiting at the halfway stage with my energy drink and emergency banana!

I'm so grateful for any sponsorship and so are all of the families and individuals who weren't as lucky as me and have been affected by meningitis.

Thanks a million!

Sally x

Update!

The long run is now out of the way and after 21.2 miles I seemed to be holding up rather well.  some bruising of the toes, but nothing out of the ordinary! 

I was also able to run 14 miles this last weekend (12th April) from Cramlington, to Seaton Delavel and out along the coast to St Mary's island at Whitley Bay!  There was a beautiful clear blue sky and the North Sea looked most inviting for a dip and then I remembered that to place a digit into the North Sea in April means almost certain frostbite so I desisted and ran back instead.  I can recommend the North East of England for training runs! 

Only a short run this weekend.  Hopefully it's all 'in the bank' now as they say.  Feeling nervous, but I think that's a good sign.  I will update when this turns into blind panic!

Thanks again for any sponsorship..  Greatly appreciated!

Sally x

Hi Folks!

Well it's all over..  I finished in 5:12.  it was very, very hot in the latter stages, but I managed to run all the way at a steady pace which I was quite peased about.  No ill effects to speak of, I'm feeling very stiff as you can imagine and my feet are all the colours of the rainbow..  But most of all there's a great sense of achievement.  I was positioned very near the back for most of the race..  If you were watching I ran for a while alongside Shaggy and Scooby, Buzz Lightyear, and Rod the Leprechaun.  I overtook two Rhinos and the Beatles in the Yellow Submarine.  I myself was overtaken by Jack the Ripper and a Womble! 

What a magnificent day!  The crowds were amazing and still supporting even after four or five hours of standing in the sun.  Everyone at the Meningitis Trust were wonderful, including a shower and a massage afterwards!  Most of all thank you to everyone who has sponsored me because that is what really makes it worthwhile.. 

Thanks again..

Sally

Raising money for

Meningitis Now

Meningitis Now

Charity Registration No. 803016 in England and Wales SC037790 in Scotland

Meningitis Now is a charity with almost 30 years’ experience. Formed in October this year by bringing together Meningitis UK and Meningitis Trust, founders of the meningitis movement in the UK. We exist to save lives and rebuild futures by funding research, raising awareness and providing support.

Donations 19

Well done you old git!Knew you could still do it.Keep the running up cos you look fab!

Donation by Mandy & Steve on 14/05/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Lets hope you dont drop as drastically as Newcastle Utd!

Donation by T'Kings on 27/04/09

£26.00

+ £7.33 Gift Aid

Go for it!!

Donation by Peter B on 25/04/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

I'm expecting an all time best ;-)

Donation by Bill Ottaway on 23/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck Sal, we'll be looking out for you on the day with Sue and Gerry.

Donation by Gill and Derrick on 23/04/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Good luck Sal, you are so determined we know you will do it. You are a great inspiration to me (Kev) and my bid to do the 3 Peaks Challenge next month

Donation by Kev & Pen on 23/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Don't forget the vaseline........

Donation by John Maiden on 23/04/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Go for it Sal! You are a lot braver than us...

Donation by Sue & Mike Lee on 22/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Runrig...ht and you won't get blisters! All the best Sally

Donation by Sue Burrows on 21/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck Sally - you have always been mad but this proves it!

Donation by Jane Horwood on 21/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

You can do it Mundode - just get Alan to wave some Turkish Delight at the finish line!!

Donation by Lisa on 21/04/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

We'll see you at Blackfriars Sal

Donation by Gerry & Sue on 20/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by anonymous on 20/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Crazy lady

Donation by Ian Mason on 20/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck, Sally. Keep running!

Donation by Judith, William & Chrissie on 19/04/09

£40.00

+ £11.28 Gift Aid

Will be watching you on TV!

Donation by Maureen Vilar on 19/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Poond a mile. And we want to see the finishin foto! Eh!

Donation by Slog & Sandra on 19/04/09

£26.00

+ £7.33 Gift Aid

Good luck mate! You are obviously quite mad but hey! ha ha x

Donation by T on 19/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Hope it's not too painful !

Donation by Rob Vick on 17/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£327.00
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