Yesterday I completed my second race of the year, the Gloucester 10k and today it looks like I am getting my 15 minutes of fame having made it in to the Gloucester Citizen and the Gloucestershire Echo!
There is a couple of small mistakes in the Gloucester Citizen article. I am sure I told them it was the 10th anniversary of Adam’s death not the 15th. It is 15 years since I lost my dad, so perhaps either I or the journalist got it mixed up. Also, they say I am running 2013 miles, rather than doing 2013 “self-powered” miles…
The article says:
“For 37-year-old Neil Martin, from Shurdington, the 10km stretch is just a tiny part of the 2,013 miles he’s running in 2013 in a relative’s memory. The sales director, who is raising money for Cystic Fibrosis Trust, said: “Last year I did a whole year without alcohol and this year I’m running. It’s the 15th anniversary of my cousin’s son’s death.”
You can also see me on thisisgloucestershire.co.uk.
2013 Miles in 2013
I am my 2013 miles in 2013 challenge in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as I have been surprised since I started fundraising for the CF Trust just how many people are unaware of this disease and so I hope my efforts will not just raise money, but also awareness of the UK’s most most common life-threatening inherited disease.
The first person to commit to sponsoring my 2013 mile challenge has committed to 1p per mile (£20.13 in total) and this got me thinking. I am hoping that as many as possible of those reading this will commit to do the same and the best thing is, if each person does this on a “pay as you go” type approach all you will need to part with is approx £2 just after each pay day. In January I completed 205.9 miles, so if you can please spare £2.06 to help the Cystic Fibrosis Trust it will be greatly appreciated.
The easiest way to give your sponsorship is to visit my Just Giving page: http://www.justgiving.com/2012-AYearWithoutBeer-CF.
2013 Miles in 2013 – The rules
The rules for my 2013 miles in 2013 challenge are quite simple:
- All miles must be completely self powered (no motors, sails, etc)
- I must be able to evidence all miles, either via GPS or with a picture of any static gym equipment
To complete my 2013 miles I will be running, cycling, rowing and who knows, I might even try a few other self powered methods along the way.