Wednesday, 11 April 2007

Major national celebrity pledges support!

What a coup! What a signing! Call a press conference!

As well as having a crew of 4 road side support staff for this year's big run, I've managed to secure the services of a major iconic national celebrity. I'm proud, privileged and excited to announce that none other than the ITV Monkey has agreed to sign up for the cause. It turns out that Monkey (as he prefers to be called) is a massive Toon fan and, after reading my story on, got in touch and asked if there was anything he could do to help out.

So for the next few months Monkey will be taking on the role of press liaison officer, fitness advisor, physio and sports psychologist. How can I now fail the task of running 900 miles in 6 weeks with such world class support as this! Pictured to the left, are Monkey and I, just this afternoon, waxing lyrical about our favourite Alan Shearer moments. We voted "that goal" against Everton in December 2002 amongst our many favourites. Who'd have thought, after all this time, that he was a loyal member of the Toon Army.

Obviously (and in particular a note for the lawyers of ITV, Johnny Vegas and PG Tips) this is just a bit of tongue in cheek fun. Do, however, check back and see how Monkey and I are getting on. This Sunday will see our first training run together in the North Pennines!