Hoping to see a few of you at the 'Run for Paul' in the morning. For those of you that can't make it but are doing the 'virtual run' could you let me know what distance and where you'll be doing it if you haven't already done so. So far there are almost 40 registered for this with runners taking part in Florida, England, Scotland, Germany, Washing DC, Majorca and the Antrim coast.
Don't forget to send me your finish times so that I can include you in the results.
HMM, Martin, O2E, Nattybow - thank you. Quite a few people are going to be away on the 28th so I am also going to have a 'virtual run' that day. For anyone to take part, they just need to send me their details and entry fee and run the distance of the day - and think about Paul as they run. If they send me their time I will include it in the results in a section just for virtual runners. That way everyone who has participated in the Run for Paul - no matter where - will be shown as having taken part.
I'm going to be posting more details on my facebook page, but for anyone that doesn't have access to it feel free to drop me an email at mags.Mathieson@yahoo.co.uk or send me a pm on here.
Some of you on this forum will be aware of the current health situation of one of our friends, Paul Brannigan. For those of you that don’t know, in a nutshell, Paul has been bravely battling cancer for the last couple of years and is currently fighting a new disease in his lungs. He needs to go to London to be treated as early as possible. This new procedure is a revolutionary form of laser treatment which is very effective but not yet available on the NHS. A group of his friends and medical colleagues have formed a group to try and raise the necessary funds to cover at least part of the cost of this treatment and as one of his running friends I am organising a 5k “Run for Paul” trail race on Sunday 28th June at Delamont Country Park at 10am. The event is still in the early stages and I will let you have further details as soon as I can, but in the meantime it would be great if anyone interested in coming along to the event or supporting in any other way would please make a note of the date and venue and spread the word. The aim is to get as many of Paul’s running friends as possible to take part in the event and make a substantial contribution towards the fundraising target. I know it’s very short notice but the goal is to get Paul treated in London’s Imperial College as early in the summer as possible. Just to note: Paul himself was at first hesitant about his friends getting together to do this for him but has now come around to the idea and has given the okay to share this with you all.