Today in London – in West London – a marathon happened. So did a half marathon. I know this, because my Sunday run took me through part of each course. Mostly running in the opposite direction from the runners.
We are now up to 22.5 miles. Pops was right, the last six miles are the hardest (strangely, mile 21 was harder than mile 22), but I’m training to run all the miles, even the last one. And to do it in costume, though perhaps not in style.
Here’s the leaderboard. Names are used where donations have not been associated with costumes:
- Horse Head – £101
- Mark M – £55
- Adam A – £50
- Mark T – £50
The Pros and Cons of a Horse Head
A few thoughts about possibly running 26.2 miles in a rubber horse head.
- I may asphyxiate and die
- How do I drink water?
- At least I don’t have to worry about the costume chafing my bits
Are these pros? Cons? That’s up to you – and probably says something about you.
If you have a better (or worse) idea, the process is simple:
- Go to my fundraising page
- Donate ANY amount, and get on the leaderboard. No amount is too small
- Encourage more people to donate in support of your idea
On the other hand, you may want to try to make the horse head untouchable. Go, donate, and put your money towards that.
Eighteen (18) days until the costume is decided.
It’s more important than ever
With all of Trump’s tweeting, you’d be forgiven for missing the news – the government scrapped housing benefit for under-21s. As a direct result of this, many people can no longer afford their homes.
Please help me support shelter – give these people a place to call, and a voice to lobby the government on their behalf. Let’s not put vulnerable young people out of their homes and onto the street. Support my marathon, and help.