I’m running the Flora London Marathon 2009 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as our friends; Jenny and Gary’s son Leo has this condition. Leo is a thriving 3 year old, however in order to keep him well I would like to raise as much money as I can to aid in the scientific research for this condition as at the moment there is no know cure.
As well as running the FLM in April 2009, I will also be competing in The Highland Cross in June 2009. The Highland Cross is a 50-mile duathlon (20 miles on foot, 30 miles on bike) traversing the spectacular Scottish Highlands coast to coast, west to east from Kintail through Glen Affric and Strathglass to Beauly.
Your money will really make a difference. Trials of ground-breaking science to replace the faulty Cystic Fibrosis gene with a healthy one have just started. This has the potential to lead to an effective treatment for Cystic Fibrosis. The only thing standing in our way is lack of funds.
Cystic Fibrosis is the most common life threatening inherited disease.
Cystic Fibrosis affects the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system, by clogging them with thick sticky mucus. This makes it hard digest food and makes the sufferer prone to serious chest infections.
Through research, better understanding and treatment of Cystic Fibrosis, life expectancy is increasing.
Can I ask all you very kind people to please, please, please dig deep and sponsor me online for this wonderful charity? Please don't think that a small donation is worthless, because nothing could be further from the truth. However big or small your donation, it will make a real difference to Cystic Fibrosis. And your kind generosity will certainly help motivate me to train harder in whatever the Scottish weather has to throw at me in the coming cold dark winter months ahead, as well as the blisters, shin splints, sore calves, missing toenail etc. This will be a very small price to pay on what will become an emotional journey.
I will be running my socks off week after week and will be maintaining an up to date training log on Fetch Everyone. You can access my training log on Fetch Everyone, the web site is totally free to join, please email me for my user name if you want access to view my training log. So you know I won’t be slacking!! (http://www.fetcheveryone.com/index.php)
This will hopefully result in me completing all of the 26.2 mile (42.195km) of the Flora London Marathon and all of the 50 miles (80.467km) of the Highland Cross Duathlon in 2009 which will be a small part of my foundation training plan to compete in the 2011-12 Ironman which includes a 2.4-mile (3.86-km) swim, a 112 mile (180.2 km) bike ride, and a 26.2 mile (42.195 km) run. (Easy eh?).
The lucky person who can guess the closest to my finishing time of the London Marathon will receive either a bottle of Malt Whisky, Tanquary Gin, Case of Beer or Vouchers to purchase your preferred tipple.
Thank you kindly for visiting my fundraising page.
Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Cystic Fibrosis Trust gets your money faster and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.
So please sponsor me now!