I have never run for charity. I run to manage stress and keep my body healthy. I love very few things more than the feeling I have after coming back from a long training run, or finishing a race,
I do find it quite strange when people think you have to run for charity. These mass charity runs have also managed to crowd out some smaller charities, in addition to creating a climate where someone has to do something 'crazy' like run a 5k (!) for people to donate to a good cause. Very sad in my view.
On the topic of charity excersise today I was asked to sponser someone to take part in a two minute 'hoopathon'. Seriously wtf?!
Been running since I was at school, early 1980s. It was the sport I was best at back then.
Now I run through habit and the enjoyment of the sport.
I just enjoy running.
You run, then you have my respect. Simples
howlongisthishill wrote (see)
I would tell them that anything ending in '-athon' is supposed to be a feat of endurance, and to come back with their sponsorship form when they've been doing whatever it is they're doing with their poxy hoops for two days, not two minutes.
If it's a charity close to their heart, they'll understand.
I never run for a charity. I don't mind if the entry fee forms part of a charitable donation but I don't go asking people for money so I can run in an event. I run to keep fit and to challenge myself, not to be stressed out by having to meet a certain sponsorship money target.
I'm happy to ask for sponsorship when I put in a lot of effort to do something that's a real achievement for me.
Generally though, running isn't a lot of hard work and it's something I do anyway, so I don't feel that I can harrass friends and family for money on a continuous basis!
well, it may be worth mentioning to your badminton/ squash/ 5-a-side/ hockey/ rugby/ cyclist/ netball etc etc friends that no-one pesters them to see if they are being sponsored to do their sport.
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