but they still do go work with the remaining funds I'm sure
I do prefer to support smaller charities so I know exactly where the money is going - My chosen Charity is Brathay Trust & I'm hoping to raise £3000 for them in the next 9 months
It was possibly a bit optimistic given my lack of training but sometimes you just gotta gamble, Gt Langdale in 12 days will be tough to go sub 4 but October 6th will be my next shot at a sub 3.45 - flat course that I know well
Normally you have to raise at least £1200 for charity at VLM these days but that's not alot a money really - the charitiees must think it's worthwhile orr they wouldn't do it.
Of the £300 golden bond cost much of that goes to VLM's chosen charities.
London is a bargain compared with the other majors - I paid £190 for NYC (7 years ago) £110 for Chicago last year & £125 for Boston this year (I think Berlin was about £70 ?)
London is still half the price of Brighton !!!
Charge £100 & give decent T-shirts.
Simple to get in run faster or put your hand in your pocket & do something good for charity
I think we stayed at the Hilton this year but I went with a travel company. Boston at marathon time isn't cheap for hotels or flights I have to say but worth every penny
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