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25 May 2012
Run, Forrest, Run...
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The Return of the Lung
To celebrate the anniversary of my collapsed lung, and the fact that I can buy travel insurance again without a premium, I’m doing another event for the Caux Forum for Human Security.
For every 100 Aussie dollars I raise, I’ll run 3km... to a maximum of 30km (I’m only so fit). And if it reaches the maximum, on 25 May I’ll be running from Sheffield to Swanwick – about 30km.
There are two ways to support me! ...
- I will be in need of a suitable playlist for said run – so one way to support is to send me one song that you think will encourage my stamina, given my decided lack of fitness at the moment.
- It’s not just a money grab, but that’s one reason, so if you’d like to sponsor me, click on the inviting little 'Donate now' tab below. Every little bit helps, as they say, but if you can’t decide how much, feel free to send me your credit card details, and I’ll be happy to help out ;-) ...
And if you're still ho-hum about what this is all for, check out the Forum Brochure.
THANKS in advance !!!!
30.05.12 Run Rob....... run!!!
25.05.12 Good on you Rob - remember to drink your fluids!
22.05.12 Feel free to walk my 3km! My music pick... hmm, Sufjan Stevens, "Casimir Pulaski Day".
Anonymous £40.00 (+ £10.00 giftaid)
21.05.12 Good luck Rob! Try not to collapse another lung.
John and Mary £10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)
20.05.12 still thinking about a song!
16.05.12 Time to put that lung to good use
Numira £20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)
08.05.12 You should make a roast to celebrate. I'll give you my unavailable dates...
Ally & Jo £20.00
25.04.12 Go Rob!!! And go Rob's lung!!! :)