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2020 Spring Marathon-A-Thon Running 3 Marathons in 3 Months in 3 Countries to Raise Money for Macular Degeneration

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I'm Going To Be On The Telly!

This morning a film crew from BBC Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire) came to Bridlington to interview and film me for a London Marathon story to be aired later this week. The segment will include three local runners who will be competing in the London Marathon and who are raising money for charity. Here I am chatting to producer Matt, while they were getting the camera set up.

 

 

I don't know who the other runners are, nor the charities they're supporting. I know they will be very worthwhile, though, and I wish them the best of luck... both for the race and in reaching their fundraising goals. 

My charity, of course, is the Macular Society and, while I'm confident that I have done everything humanly possible to reach the finish line on Sunday (hopefully with a PB!) I still have a LONG WAY to go to reach my fundraising goal.

I am hoping to raise £100.00 per mile, or £2,620.00, but I'm not yet half way. I do have some monies promised, but I still need another £1,000.00 to be sure of reaching the target. I'm running with a 'Good for Age' place, which means that I don't HAVE TO raise this amount... but I'm determined to do it and will keep going until I do!

If you are able, please help now

by sponsoring me for the 

London Marathon...

Just click on the JustGiving link below:

JustGiving 

  Thank You!

It was an interesting experience lasting almost two hours... numerous action shots, stretching and running, tying shoe laces, gazing wistfully out to sea; then more running, in different locations, more shoelace tying, and so on. It sounds quite boring when I put it into print, but it was actually a lot of fun and the guys were great! Rain had been forecast, but again I was lucky as the clouds blew over and the sun came out. A good morning's work... plus I got in another 5 miles' training after the film crew left!

But wait... that's not all! Earlier this week I had a request from BBC Sport to supply photos. They intend to produce a montage of photos that will be aired during the BBC's coverage of the race on Sunday, April 28th. 

BBC Breakfast have also requested my contact information from The Macular Society but I am yet to hear anything from them. Watch this space...

But, as with this blog, the focus of the interest should not be on me. I'm just going out there doing something I enjoy doing... running. For me, the object of all this media attention is to shine the spotlight on macular degeneration, an eye disease that is the leading cause of blindness... certanly in the UK and probably globally. 

So please, if you haven't already done so, let me respectfully and sincerely ask you once more to spare what you can for my London Marathon fundraiser in aid of the Macular Society. Progress IS being made, but more research is required. And research is expensive. 

To donate now, please go straight to my 

London Marathon fundraising page by

clicking on the JustGiving link below:

JustGiving 

  Thank You!

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