24 April 2013
One week, 2 marathon, one species.
The Tiger conquered London Marathon this Sunday. Click here for the newest update and a few words from Paul.
18 April 2013
Tired, sore and a bit feverish, am paying for that personal best in Brighton. No matter, in the shape of things this week, I am in decent shape (sort of) for the big one in London.
Again thank you's for the support, again thank you's for the donations. 26.2 Sunday Morning, chocs away 10.00 AM, forecast sunny 14 degrees - time to take on the streets of London.
15 April 2013
One down, one to go. Click here to find out how the tiger tamed Brighton over the weekend.
12 April 2013
Forecast: Brighton, Sunday (Marathon Day) - 'Warm and sunny, hottest day of the year, peaking around 20/21 degrees. After the worst winter on record this is wonderful for anyone not running a marathon with a ten foot Bengal tiger on their back! This has just made a tough day even tougher, but no point crying about it.
Thank you so much to those who have donated, I look forward to seeing many of you on race day both on Sunday and in London on the 21st. Think I'm becoming allergic to pasta !
26 March 2013
Brighton Race number 14 April 8069
London Race number 21 April 39457
If you happen to be at either marathon you can plot my (slow) progress with these race numbers, there is some fancy computer chip attached to the running shoe which tells you where I am on the course and how many pedestrians are overtaking me.
Seriously training is painful as it should be for a fifty year old, but the cause is still strong. Some images on here of a six month old tiger cub taken last May in Bandhavgarh proving they can be born and thrive in the wild.
19 March 2013
Well it's happening, how could I sit at home on those two Sundays and watch on TV (Brighton Marathon covered this year on C4)? Ran 14 miles yesterday .... ouch. More importantly two weeks ago I was in India. The government there with their ludicrous regulations are not helping anyone but group still got moved to tears by some of the sightings.
They matter, what is more they are still dying hence the suit is going to make a few appearances.
Stripes and Spots
I’m off to hopefully see a few tigers and win a game of cricket but rather than fly home, the 30 degrees of Madhya Pradesh will be demoted to the minus twenty of Ladakh as I try (probably in vain) to see my first snow leopard. This has been a long time in the making and four days without any acclimatization is probably ill-advised, but it should be mesmerising with or without these long-tailed predators.
Oh by the way, talking of predators, the ten foot high suit is back out for Brighton (14 April) and London (21 April) – I may even do something in between! Worth More Alive IV.
I was shamed into running "why aren’t you doing anything this year Paul? It’s not like all the tigers are safe is it?" My wife had a point.