Tuesday 19 August 2008

London Half-Marathon

Earlier this year, in a moment of weakness, when 5th October seemed like a lifetime away, I talked myself into entering the first London half-marathon which will start and finish at the O2 Arena and effectively circle the Valley. A number of friends in the area were also entering and, not wanting to be left out or look incapable, I went on-line and signed up.

Now it's only seven weeks away and, whilst I have been doing a bit of running during the Summer, I haven't shifted the excess weight required to make me go faster, so I started a strict regime last week counting the calories in and those burnt. It's going to be a long struggle keeping off the beer and wine as well as watching what I eat and sticking to my training schedule. I have decided to run for Cystic Fibrosis as they need the money, but probably just as importantly, for the added incentive of not wanting to feel guilty about letting a charity down!

I also have the incentive of wanting to compete with the younger entrants I know who will be taking part and I am planning on running in Charlton colours as I think that might give me the final incentive I need to ensure I do as well as I can. If you have entered the race, I would love to hear from you.


  1. Good luck Dave. Happy to sponsor if you can put up the details.

  2. I've not entered but you can put me down for a tenner if you finish the race.

  3. Go Buddy Go!

    I'll be thinking of your pain and glory on 5th Dave - Good luck

    Pembury Addick

  4. Thank you Gentlemen for your kind comments. I will keep you posted....

  5. Dont know what you have to worry about with all the running you've done in the past... I've never run for a bus before this. You will see me running past saturday morning with Mr Chapman - early one before the game.


Go on, you know you want to....