Great Manchester Run 2006

Self Portraits of me at every stage of the run

Last weekend I completed the 4th Great Manchester Run. Unlike last year, I didn’t manage to run the full distance. Running is very much a battle of wits, and having stopped midway for a quick toilet break, having made that stop once made it easier to convince myself that I could stop again during the later stages of the race.

I still managed to run about 80% of the course distance however, and finishing with a time of 1:17:19 - only 5 minutes slower than last year. Of course that fact now means I wish I had run the full distance, but with little and poor preparation, that was always going to be difficult.

You can see my photos from the day on Flickr - my apologies for the subject matter being a little self involved ;-)

Finally a big big thank-you to everybody who sponsored me. I reached my target (and when you add Gift Aid the total figure is £393.01) However, donations can still be made on my fund raising page for the next month, and I urge you to do so if you haven’t already:

Simone’s Tribute Fund now stands at £1,611.75. I hope my little contribution made her proud :-)

Next up is Run for Moore, and I’m taking donations now (I may even adjust my target - Alexei might say I was moving the goal posts, but then he always did like a good pun)!

You can donate online at:


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 Gravatar#1 On June 4, 2006 7:11 PM, Krystyn said...

Ouch, my legs hurt from just reading that! You are an inspiration.

 Gravatar#2 On June 27, 2006 11:58 PM, Josh Beam said...

Ew, sick. Sweaty pictures of sweaty people going on a sweaty run. Ha, just kidding. No, but seriously. You're sweaty. But you were running, so what the hey!

Alright, fine, that was all mean what I said. :). That's a really good thing how you could get out there and run like that. I'm in track, but no way on Earth would I ever be able to run 10 kilometres non-stop. As Krystyn said... "You are an inspiration". Well, I guess kind of. But that doesn't mean I'm going to go run 10km.

Nice writing, and nice pictures by the way!

 Gravatar#3 On September 1, 2006 4:27 AM, WaltDe said...

Keep up the great work on your blog. Best wishes WaltDe

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