Tuesday, 24 February 2009

The 2009 Great Run's !

This year I'm running for two charities that mean a lot to me. You can keep a track of my training ups and downs here!

The Isaiah Trust
On the 17th May 2009, I'm running the Great Manchester run (10k / 6 miles) again for the Isaiah Trust. This is a registered charity started back in 2001 by two good friends from work Nicky & Tim. The charity helps kids in Kenya orphaned by Aids and surviving on their own on the streets in some of the most appalling conditions imaginable... More info can be found on their fantastic work at
http://www.isaiahtrust.org/ .
I've done this run twice before for the Isaiah Trust and am as comfortable as I dare be with the route! Last year I raised £755 individually and a further £1,010 as part of a team. Last year's time was a personal best of 52minutes and 22 Seconds which I'm hoping to beat this year :-) !
If you'd like to support me you can at

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)
In September 2007 I had an accident whilst sailing my Laser Pico dinghy out at sea off Abersoch, North Wales. You can read more about that here -
http://www.hursthouse.eu/ . The Abersoch crew (pictured) came to my aid and I'll be eternally greatful!
I ran the Great North Run (a half marathon at 13.1 miles) last year to raise £2,291 funds for the station by way of thank you and even though it was one of the toughest things I've ever done, am doing it again this year on Sunday 20th September. My time to beat from last year was 1 hour 58minutes

If you'd like to support me you can at http://www.justgiving.com/daves-rnli-run

I'll try and keep you updated here on my training and fund raising progress...


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