Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Diane's 240k Advent Challenge begins

My friend, Diane, is putting me to shame this month! Beginning today, she is running 10k every day of advent; that's 24 days: 240k! Crazy? Yes... of course! But much more than that she could be described as alturistic, benevolent and noble! Not that Diane would ever describe herself in that way, she's far to modest... but the reason I would is because her sole purpose behind all this is to raise money for the children, and their families, of Martin House Hospice.


And she's thrown herself whole-heartedly behind the cause having already appeared in the local paper; and today, if you live in the Yorkshire area, you'd have heard her dolcet northern tones on Pulse Radio - she was the speed-talking Birstall mother who sounded very broad (her words, not mine!); and she's even due for another appearance in the local paper after being photographed prancing running around a park in Leeds in a particularly cheesy fetching Santa outfit!

I am already exceptionally proud of Diane and the efforts she is going to for such a worthy cause.

In fact, why listen to me banging on about it... you can follow Di, and find out how her augural Advent 10k went here. And most importantly, you can sponsor her here... there's even a possibility you could win a prize by guessing how many hours in total it will take her to run the challenge... what more could you want?

And if you live in the West Yorkshire area, this is who you're looking out for:

shirt creatively customised by Mik Seery!

As for me... best left at little said really! I wasn't put off by the snow today - no really, I wasn't... don't look at me like that! I actually like the snow! But I did let work get the better of me and missed the opportunity for a run. Finger's crossed it's a snow day tomorrow... a nice midday, bright sunny snow run is definitely something I could live with!

10 comments:

  1. Maggie, I'm sure you can do it too!

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  2. I'm not even trying Dad... not even trying!!!! She's already raised nearly 900 quid you know! I'm more than impressed... especially with the weather we've got at the moment! :-) x

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  3. Hi mags, I just want to say a massive thanku for your message,it's so lovely.I read it this morning in bed,just before I got up to run to work and I can't tell you how much it motivated me,thanku it was lovely!!and yes you could do it,you have as much determination as me!!tell you what though,there is no way I would have got out of bed put my trainers on to run in the blizzard I did unless I wasn't raising all this morning!!will blog it all later and my page 3 appearance in Yorkshire evening post!!xx

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  4. Brilliant! I'm looking forward to it... I'm already loving reading about your run! give us a link to the YEP if it's online too... I can't wait to see it! :-) x

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  5. Good luck Diane and if you want to come and run one of your 10ks in Pldham with Maggie and the rest of our group I'll sort out a route and you can have some company!

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  6. That should say Oldham obviously!!!

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  7. That's a great idea... you should do that Di... maybe on a Thursday when you don't have work the next day :-)

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  8. Yes I would definitely be up for that, that's a great idea, thank you. What time do you meet? What time would I need to be at yours? What about next Thursday and I will keep my fingers crossed the weather will have warmed up by then and it's safe for me to drive,x

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  9. P.S I have put it on my blog too but this is the YEP link, plus I am the page 3 girl in the paper, he he!

    http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/Mum39s-10k-Santa-challenge.6647279.jp

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  10. tee hee hee! Brilliant! Bet you never expected to achieve that! :-)

    We run at 7pm Di, and I leave for the track at about 6.40pm so you could get here any time before 6.30pm and we'll have plenty of time to get there without any bother x

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