People keep telling me to give up!!!

Should I shouldn't I?

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04/02/2013 at 10:42

Taxi Driver - as you've never tried to raise £2,000, you have no can make no valid argument for how easy or difficult it could be.  However, here's a clue: it's difficult.  To raise that sort of money you need good corporate backing.

 

@cougie - so you're saying they can, then.

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04/02/2013 at 10:47
Intermanaut -- For sure there's no substitute for experience, however, I know several people, none of whom work in an office, that have done it. Anyway, David's raised a tenner already and he hasn't even signed up yet
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04/02/2013 at 10:49
David -- What's the betting that next year you get in via the ballot?
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04/02/2013 at 11:22
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)
RicF wrote (see)

You won't be if you take this one on. After eight and a half hours you'll be well and truly f...  !


Funnily enough RicF said the same thing to his wife last night!

Indeed, after eight and a half hours of eating (slow runners in the VLM need to keep up the calories) you'll be well and truly fed!

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04/02/2013 at 11:27
If I was only ever going to run one marathon I think it would be the Neolithic Marathon as I think I'd really enjoy running between Avebury and Stonehenge... Those big charidee events have never appealed to me but it's each to his own I guess.
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04/02/2013 at 11:29

As I understand it on the charity/pledge thing, if the charity 'sells' the place for a guaranteed sum (say, £1,000), then the £1,000 is not a donation so it's taxable.

So, if you sign a contract agreeing to give them £1,000 for their marathon place, you are bound by it, and they could pursue you through small claims court of some such for the money, but they would have to pay tax on it (and probably incur some negative publicity along the way).

The wording of the contract may be a bit more ambiguous, though, in order to get round the selling issue.  Then the contact is less likely to be enforceable, too.

 

04/02/2013 at 16:04
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

Anyway back to the original topic, notice the OP never came back, nor thanked us for our contributions ...... why do people go to the effort of registering, then making one post, then not even replying ........ God she really is lazy isn't she?

 

Actually, yes, I agree with you there. Although the term I would use is "rude".

 

Edited: 04/02/2013 at 16:06
05/02/2013 at 18:18

The OP will reply but is only up to five words and is stuck.Luckily she is taking calligraphy lessons once a week so watch this space.

07/02/2013 at 13:27
oirisheyes wrote (see)

The OP will reply but is only up to five words and is stuck.Luckily she is taking calligraphy lessons once a week so watch this space.

why is there no emoticon for "laughed so hard i nearly puked"?

07/02/2013 at 13:44
oirisheyes wrote (see)

The OP will reply but is only up to five words and is stuck.Luckily she is taking calligraphy lessons once a week so watch this space.

i was thinking there's 26 letters in the alphabet, and she's been learning for 5 months and is up to B, and wants to learn the whole thing by April.


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