Monday 29 January 2007

The difficult task of planning the route!

I've mapped out the entire route from John O'Groats to Lands End. It is now time to re-visit the plan and attempt to fine tune the route. This is a lengthy process and it't taken the best part of 3 hours to do the first 16 days. As I confirm the route and mileage I'll add the details to the ROUTE section on the right hand side of the home page. Please check back for details.

Once the route is finalised I'll need to find out where the nearest hospitals, camp sites, etc are. I should have quite a good knowledge of the UK after all this!

Sunday 28 January 2007

Northern Rock staff pledge a day's support

10 staff from Northern Rock's IT department will be joining me for a day's gruelling running in the Pennines on the 22nd July 2007. We will be running 22 miles from Castleside in County Durham to Middleton in Teesdale (pictured). Aside from my big run, this is an event in it's own right for and the 10 will be getting their own sponsorship, in aid of the Hospice, from family and friends. This particular stretch will be day 16 of my big run and will be just the tonic after 2 difficult weeks of running in Scotland.

Sunday 21 January 2007

Northern Rock staff kick off sponsorship pledge in style

Thanks to the generosity of staff at Northern Rock, the sponsorship total has reached £1250. With the run a little over 5 months away I'm confident of reaching the target of £5000.
A couple of people, not normally known for easily parting with cash, were very quick to sponsor me. They later added, that they probably wouldn't have to pay up since I would "probably have a heart attack" by the time I reached the Scotland/England border! Some people have no confidence!