The first entry on this blog was placed by Jack our IT guy so I want to add something myself. For my sins I am the accountant at AICR and have been here for over three yeasrs. Ever since I started here and my colleagues learnt I did 'some running' they have been asking me to run the London Marathon for AICR. My response has always been 'one year' until this year when for some daft reason I said OK. I now wonder why i said 'yes', there is a huge difference between 'some running' and running a marathon.
I have run marathons before but in my younger days. It is almost twenty years since I last did one and indeed ran the first two london marathons when numbers taking part were far smaller.However that was a long time ago and I am far slower now and tell myself that the discomfort I seem to remember in the last hour of a marathon ( I'm trying not to think of it as pain) will be worth it if AICR benefits. My training is going reasonably well, managing to run six times some weeks but should probably be running a bit further each time.
AICR have been fortunate to have people raising funds for us in The London Marathon for many years now. However it seems to us a pity that most of them don't meet each other or weven know each other. i hope this blog will help to change this. Please use it to tell us about yourselves, why you are running and your hopes for the day. Also please let us know how the training is going and how you manage to motivate yourself to get out and cover the miles.
Please remeber too that Jane, our marathon coordinator, has arranged a venue for us all to meet after the event. We would love to meet you all and your friends and family who might be with you on the day. You will receive our thanks and congratulations and be able to start that all important 'fluid replacement.'
i look forward to meeting you then and in the meantime hope there is chat and verbal banter on here!