In running the 2013 Brighton marathon, I have three aims.
1) to beat my 2011 time
2) to lose no more than one toenail by the finish
3) to raise a little cash for a splendid cause.
I may or may not attain #1 (this training lark is harder than I remember), but am quietly confident of #2 and #3, and besides, every mile I complete beyond 13 means I am harder and tougher than Mo "half way round then drop out" Farah.
For those of you familiar with the REMF charity, it needs no introduction, for those who aren't, it was set up in memory of a Brighton & Hove Albion fan who was killed in the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York. Since then, it has helped many, many kids, in Brighton and beyond (yes, even in Croydon). See www.remf.org.uk for more information.
Please also visit the magnificent www.northstandchat.com for updates, not to mention some earth shatteringly critical analysis of upcoming Albion games, including the one against THEM.
And now, the dull bit: 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.
As they say in Valencia: muchas gracias, amigos! Big hugs!