Marathon Man (well 50% at least)

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Marathon Man (well 50% at least)

Postby Norm the Newsletter » Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:26 am

As I think most of you’re aware, I am running in the Bristol Half Marathon next Sunday 9th September - whilst most of you are enjoying "Deckchairs" or the Cheddar runs.

I’ve been training for a couple of months and off the booze completely for over a week (deserves a medal in itself !). Bear in mind, I have NEVER in my life run further than 10 miles in a single session……………..

I’ll be running to support a registered Charity – “Young and Free” (be careful what you google on to find the website, the Title is likely to produce all sorts of salacious content!).

Basically, it’s a Charity my wife and her mates started up a year ago to support adult disabled people – by forming a “befriending” service with non-disabled peers. They get to network and socialise together so they can get out more (sic) – without their parents in tow. In recent months, It’s started to really take off.

If you fancy sponsoring me, I’m not looking to break any records. It’s the thought that counts. Couple of quid is fine.

Originally, I’d aimed to run it in under 2 hours but I don’t think I’m up to that. We’ll see.

Cheers

Norm

PS. To prevent you from inadvertently finding any wrong and potentially arrestable sites, here’s the Young and Free website link:

http://www.youngandfreecharity.org.uk/
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Postby Jim » Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:37 am

Are you sure this is a sensible thing for a man of your age to do!! (I'm refering to going a week without booze!) Go on then Norm, me ol' athletical mate- I'll sponsor ya for a coupla quid!
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Postby Steve Holloway » Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:12 am

Good for you Norm` Although I`m not sure it`s a wise move at your age! Stick me down for a quid per mile.
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Postby Chris P » Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:13 am

put us down for a fiver- remind me I owe it to you as well!

Good Luck

Chris
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Postby Norm the Newsletter » Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:17 am

Cheers guys
Steve - did you see I put Nick's pic on the Members Page ???

You should also all have Newsletter too
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Postby Steve Holloway » Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:50 pm

Just checked it out, nice one. Rec` newsletter this morning thanks. You can cross me off mailing list now if you wish, as we now have good broadband setup so I can read it here, come to that so can Nick.
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Ian Williams

Postby Ian Williams » Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:12 pm

Hi Norm,

This is a great thing to do and no doubt a bit of a challenge too. My brother is disabled and this charity sounds really good. Put me down for a £25 for when I next see you.

Good luck and have fun, .....ouch

Regards

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Half Marathon

Postby Paul W » Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:44 pm

Norm you fool
I'll race you, i'm running as well.
I am running for Cystic Fibrosis and running with a few others, your welcome to join me.

Paul
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Under 2

Postby Paul W » Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:45 pm

You fly 2 hours mate....i'll drag you round
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Postby rickgreen38 » Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:57 pm

fair shout.good luck with the run..you`ll need a beer after that..stick me down for a fiver. remind me when i see you next.
sx200 1966.(great year)
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Postby garyboy » Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:05 pm

:puzzled: :puzzled: :puzzled: Hi norm. Im more impressed that you got a fiver out of chris p. than you doin the run. Another club first.
P.S. get some beer down ya now.
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Postby Chris P » Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:00 pm

Cheeky Git! :-D

I'll have you know I bought a round of drinks once..............May 1968 it was. Cost £1-10s-6d.
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Postby Norm the Newsletter » Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:16 am

That would have been a football teams worth of light n' bitter !
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2 hours

Postby Paul W » Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:58 pm

Well done Norm, you put men half your age to shame today.
I think the Bristol Mods all owe you a pint for your efforts.

You can enter the Bath half from tomorrow mate....join me?
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