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Sunday, 26 September 2010

2010 Great Salford Swim... Done :-) ~ 37mins 20secs (£1,400 raised for the RNLI)

Had a fantastic day today at the inaugural Great Salford Swim with not a spot of Blue Green Algae in sight!

Home ground for me having trained here with Uswim and a great venue for spectators. Karen and the girls followed me around the course shouting encouragement which was fantastic although I couldn't really wave back to show how much it was appreciated!

At the beginning of this year I struggled to swim more than a few lengths of front crawl. I can't believe I managed to complete the course today let alone in a new personal best of 37 minutes and 20 seconds (I'd been hoping to get under 40 mins)!

Most importantly though, another £1,400 has been raised for the RNLI!

Thanks everyone for both the moral and financial support! Both have equally been important and I couldn't have done it without you!

D :-)

Saturday, 5 June 2010

2010 Abersoch 10km ~ 51 minutes 52 Seconds! :-)

Second time at the Abersoch 10km event for me, this year the course changed slightly starting in the town rather than on the beach. Also had the company of Karen, Jenny and Dom and sunshine rather than the wind and rain of last year which made for an all round much better day!
The run was as tough as ever (perhaps more so in the warmth of the sun!) running up out of Abersoch through Sarnbach and then tracking around Abersoch Bay and up a gruelling hard core track to the highest point at Porth Tocyn with views out towards Bardsey Island before heading back through Sarnbach and the last mile along the beach to finish under the Yacht Club.
A truly stunning route and a pleasing time (seven seconds off last years time ;-) !

Sunday, 16 May 2010

2010 Great Manchester Run ~ 49 minutes and 33 seconds

What a fantastic Day and an honour to represent the Isaiah Trust for the fourth year running!

Met up with the guys from the IT team before hand (L-R Chris, Rob, Karl, myself and Karen)

And ran much of the way round with them. Finished in a respectable 49 minutes and 33 seconds... Pleased to manage to get under 50 mins again!

Karen blasted her 'under an hour' target finishing in 52 mins and 04 seconds (and this is only the second time she's run this distance)!
Met up with Rachael (the other member of our work's IT team) at the end along with the rest of the girls...

All told have raised £290 on my own donation page and another £1,153 with the IT team I work with :-)

Karen has raised £630 so all in all a great fund raising experience for a very worthwhile cause! Thanks everyone for your support and generosity!

Rounded off the day with a BBQ and well earned beers back at ours afterwards!

D :-)