Support The Sexy Marafunkers
The seven people before you have taken the – somewhat unwise – decision to run this year’s Liverpool Marathon. On October 9, Ian Cooper, Pete Burgess, Ollie Emery, Mike Williams, Rich Pierce, Phil Mason and Joe Curran will shed their humdrum, day-to-day existences and come together to become ‘The Sexy Marafunkers’ (don’t ask).
They will run and run and run (and run a bit more) until the desire to quit is all they have left, and if that happens to fall short of the 46,145 yards that make up a marathon then tough, they will have to plod on regardless. The reasons behind this crack-pot idea are detailed below in their own words, but suffice it to say that there is a good cause involved and that is Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Sexy Marafunkers don’t just want to complete a marathon, oh no, they also want to raise a whole load of money to help improve the lives of people affected by cancer. Please donate at: http://www.justgiving.com/sexymarafunkers
Thank you for your time and support, and remember that it’s a whole lot harder to be in the driving seat than sucking a Murray Mint in the back.
In their own words....
Phil - "What started as a bit of a drunken idea is fast becoming reality, but my hometown is easily the place I'd want to run my first marathon. It's not all about 7 heroic athletes though, it's about the charity shizzle too - so free some cash up and sponsor us!"
Pete - “I was a bit of a fatty in school, so I’m running this marathon so that I can lord a big medal over everyone. It will be so bright and shiny that people will come from miles around to bask in its glory – then I’ll finally be cool. Please donate!”
Joe - “Naïve ambition and inexcusable recklessness fuel most of my endeavours, and this marathon is no exception. Apparently you have to die a few times before you can really live, so please make this ill-advised escapade even more worthwhile by sponsoring me. And yes, I was inebriated when I agreed to this.”
Rich - “How could I deny you all the perfect opportunity to see me suffer for more than 26 miles. This marathon effort is in aid of a good course too, so dig deep people, and make my pain worthwhile.”
Ollie - “In the blue corner, at 6ft 1inch, currently weighing in at over 110kg, with more wins than Charlie Sheen and no defeats. Please welcome the outsider from London, the undefeated and undisputed heavyweight of The Marafunkers, Ollie Bambino Emery.”
Ian - “People who know me will be aware that I am a lazy chunk. So it was a watershed moment in my lethargic dynasty when Joe and I agreed that if one of us entered a marathon the other one must do it too. Sponsor me, its for a good cause. Ta.”
Mike - “This marathon is flatter than the last one I did, so hopefully I can get a better time and not be in pieces at the end. I also hope to release the lean man that’s been trapped inside for many years. Oh, and to raise cash for MacMillan – donate now. “
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
So please dig deep and donate now.