Tommy's Charity Runners - 2006

Got a place - who else is there!

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20/08/2005 at 18:55
Just heard that I've got a guaranteed place for FLM 2006.

Running Nottingham half in 4 weeks, and hope to do 1:50 (ish), so am aiming for 3:45 - 4hrs for FLM.

Any other Tommy's runners.
24/08/2005 at 21:31
So then, there's no other people running for Tommy's??
24/08/2005 at 23:37
How much do they ask for?
25/08/2005 at 13:20
They ask to try for a minimum of £2,000
Running Dad    pirate
25/08/2005 at 13:48
I ran for Tommy's in 2002 and raised approx £2,400. This year I've put in for the 'lucky dip'. If I get in I'll run for Tommy's and just raise a smaller amount. I don't think I could commit to raising that amount again...
29/08/2005 at 21:14

Both my wife and myself have guaranteed places with Tommy's for FLM 06. Running FLM for the first time and are a bit panicky about both raising the £2k but should be good.

We're running because out little girl was born 2 months premature and is now a healthy (and noisy) 20 month old.
03/09/2005 at 23:38
Hi all,
I am too a lucky recipient of a place for Tommy's. Dianna kept hold of my name as I had to pull out last year. I am running in my first marathon in memory of my daughter Sian who was stillborn in Nov 2001. Any one from the Swindon area.
05/09/2005 at 11:54
I am running for Tommy's also!! Got a guaranteed Golden Bond place. Organised it in April!!

It is my first time doing a full marathon but I am relishing the challenge I tell you!! Have you all started fundraising yet? £2000 is a scary target but I might be able to get my company to donate something substantial which would help a LOT!

How is your training going? Where are you from? I am in the West Midlands. :)
Running Dad    pirate
05/09/2005 at 19:24
Hi Lee,

I live in Swindon - so if you want someone to go for long runs with on the w/e let me know. I'll not know if I'm in until the resutls of the ballot are out but go out every weekend with Alice [she gets to go in a baby jogger].
05/09/2005 at 20:49
Hi Claire

We have started fund raising because as both of us are running we need to raise £4000.00. It is quite scary but you'll be surprised how generous people are when you tell them what you are doing.

Training going well so far and we are hopefully running a 10k in a couple of weeks to keep us motivated.

We are from Falkirk in Scotland so not looking forward to the winter training as the snow can get horizontal up here.
10/09/2005 at 00:40
Running Dad,
How u doin, would have been in touch sooner but internet on the blink so doin this from work. I am in Wroughton, at the mo can only do long runs on the treadmill. trying to balance out road and treadmill running. Would love to hear from you.
Running Dad    pirate
12/09/2005 at 13:45
I try to get out each weekend; currently doing anywhere from 5 - 8 miles. I was training up for the Swindon half and the plan was to carry on gently building up the miles [see if I get in through the ballot] -but a change in plans now means I'll be doing the Blenheim 10k instead. I'm not so good at getting out in the week at the moment!

12/09/2005 at 14:09
Im currently training 5 times a week at the moment... 30 mins jog 4 times a week and then around an hour at weekends, mixture of power walking/ jog/ run... bit of interval training for me at the mo.

i need some new trainers though, my feet are wrecked! covered in blisters.

I got my justgiving page up and running.. if you wanna see its ..lil bit about me and my fundraising for tommy's!
15/09/2005 at 11:25
C'mon, any more tommy's runners about?! :-) Perhaps towards the time we can meet up and do a half marathon together around feb/ march??
Running Dad    pirate
21/09/2005 at 12:43
Claire - yep sounds like a good plan.
21/09/2005 at 12:44
Ive reached £400 now, woohoo nearly at the 25% mark!
21/09/2005 at 19:38
I like the idea, glad you are doing well on the fund raising, better than me as I have just the one sponsor. Hopefully it will speed up.
16/10/2005 at 19:24
Any one got any ideas on fundraising as I have drawn a total mind blank and can't really think of anything
17/10/2005 at 17:30
Hello to all you guys raising money for Tommy's next year. I did last year's and found the £2k target quite daunting too but managed around £4k. I found everyone to be really generous particularly when they hear what you have been through. My wife and I lost our son Dylan in 2002 when he was stillborn the day after his due date. Our second son Oscar was there to cheer me, and everyone, on last year. :-)))

Good luck with the training. London is fantastic, take it easy, don't panic and.. do write your name on your vest. It makes a real difference as you'll never be short of support from everyone.

Running Dad    pirate
28/10/2005 at 13:07
I think my cheque has been cashed!!!
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