Posted: 30/09/2012 at 14:02
Congratulations on your places Gaz, nicola and dave -- this will be my second VLM and l think l'm more excited this time than l was last year.
l think the charity thing is a personal choice and is actually (in my opinion) a small part of the overall experience. l wasn't going to raise money last year but then decided l would, a simple page on virginmoneygiving.com gave me somewhere to point people at who wanted to donate but l didn't really mind if l raised £50 or £500. l didn't hold any events or email all of my friends, l just let it happen naturally. l was amazed at how generous people were and it did feel nice to raise some money for a charity but as l say, it felt a small part of it really.
l celebrated my 2013 place with a 5 miler yesterday -- thankfully my legs still remember the longer distances so 5 miles is still a joy.
Are you all regular runners or are you now starting to work out plans to get you ready for April?