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The price of free(dom) events

The thing about running more is I have more headspace to mull things over and to draft things in my head... So, as people know I do a fair amount behind the scenes for a number of charities, not just the heart ones most people associate me with – and this isn’t a humble brag.  When Jiminy Cricket says she’s a charity widow its only half in jest. 
Anyway, one of the things that always gets on my wick and therefore I will get off my chest is the concept of a “free event”.There is quite simply no such thing in charity world, probably in no world, but I’ll stick to the charity world for a reason. 
At its easiest a free event costs look like this:
1)Time to take the call/email about the offer of tickets etc. 2)Time to check that this is legitimate, that it meets the charities aims and objectives, that it’s something you want to be associated with and to agree how its going to be advertised. 3)Time to confirm all this with the organisers. 4)Time to set up how you’re going to advertise things. 5)Ti…

Plodding with purpose

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May...

Hot May...

Bloody hot May...

I warn people about the headwind on the Prom during the Liverpool Half Marathon and Marathon... now I have to warn them about when its not there, four miles of baking heat watching the end point apparently not getting closer... But the half was done, 10 min slower than target, but as I may have mentioned it was hot.   That was the middle run of the weekend - with the 5k on the Saturday and the mile straight after the half - all in costume, with Jiminy in matching pairs - Harry & Meghan and then Cap to my Hulk...





As ever the medals were awesome... and the beer was free:-)




The rest of the month has been interesting too...

A good solid run at the Walton Park 5 miles - I had a plan and I stuck to it, plodding out the KMs one at a time until the number reached 8 and then got the decent medal, with integrated bottle opener, and towel..

Then in change of pace a trip to the Peak, taking Jiminy to my favourite hills for the first time, to take part in an…