I’m supporting St Peters Hospice by running the Bath half marathon with a team of people from work.

St Peter’s Hospice is Bristol’s only adult hospice caring for local people with incurable illnesses. Our commitment is to improve the quality of life of patients while extending care and support to their families and loved ones. Last year we cared for over 2,000 patients and supported over 6,000 family members, including children. 85% of this care was provided in patients homes.

All of our care is provided free of charge – the NHS contributes just 25% of our annual running costs. For the rest we are totally reliant on the generosity of the public who support us through many different ways.

Please go to http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/DASboot to see my fundraising page and sponsor me online. Many Thanks 🙂

Update: managed to beat my P.B by 3 mins, 1h48m15s, well chuffed and with the cake sale and offline donation we have raised +£1300. Thanks to great crowd support, Bath is defo one of my fav halfs.

Sorry this is a little late coming, I’ve been chasing up the last few pounds and pennies of sponsorship.

4miles to go

I’m sure we’ve spoken or maybe you saw my facebook status? I successfully completed the 2010 London Marathon in 4h33m on 25thApril. The race went to plan without hitting the wall, although I did end up running an extra 2.5 miles due to the masses and not be able to stay on the optimum red line. I was over whelmed by the support from family and friends but also the local spectators for their cheers, jelly babies and bananas. It was an amazing event and I feel privileged to of participated. Fully recommend it to anyone, it’s well worth the early starts, miles of training and fund raising.

Along the journey I learnt

  • Drinking milk within 20 mins of exercise improves muscle recovery times (it really works!)
  • You can’t self examine your prostate! Go to your doctor (for the record I didn’t find out the hard way the Prostate Cancer website is very informative)
  • Cake sales yield the most money vs effort (if you have a great team of bakers)
  • Essential agree where your supporters are going to be, there so many people at the Marathon!
  • Stairs are not your friend post marathon

The money you’ve donated will help fund research in to Prostate Cancer treatment, help those live with Prostate Cancer and raise awareness. Helpfully you’re all better aware? Collectivity we (yes you guys!) managed to raise over £2,400 for Prostate Cancer and I genuinely could not of reached and surpassed my target (or indeed completed the distance) without your support, so a heart felt thank you!