Friday, 22 July 2011

Day 82 - A tough but great day

I've just managed to catch up with the last few days on the blog (See posts below). Today (Day 82) was the toughest day for a long time. Scorching hot conditions (110 F), high humidity and no breeze meant I had to battle through almost every mile. The last 5 miles were sensational as I managed to clock up a total of 40.4 miles. That's a new record for me, beating last week's 40.1 mile effort.

Dave and Mark were instrumental in getting me though the day in a decent time. Full report to follow soon. 

Thanks to all of of those kind folk who have made a donation to the 2 charities. The fund now stands at  £44,208.20.

If you would like to sponsor my run then donations can be made in a number of ways. have introduced a brilliant new free donation method. Did you know that you can now donate to the 2 charities using your mobile phone?

To donate an amount to St Benedict's Hospice, please text your desired amount and the following code RNGR98 to 70070:

To donate an amount to The Children's Foundation, please text your desired amount and the following code RNGR99 to 70070:

Donations can also be made direct to St Benedict's Hospice and The Children's Foundation using the following links to

(St Benedict's Hospice)

(The Children's Foundation)

Finally, a donation can be made via cheque payable to 'The Children's Foundation' or 'St Benedict's Hospice' and sent to the following addresses:

FAO Libby Nolan
The Children's Foundation,
PO Box 2YB,
Sir James Spence Institute,
Victoria Wing,
Royal Victoria Infirmary,
Queen Victoria Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne.
NE99 2YB.

FAO Sylvia Stoneham
St Benedict's Hospice.
Monkwearmouth Hospital,
Newcastle Road,
SR5 1NB.