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Inspiration....

I have just returned from 2 weeks away with work, the 1st in Aberdeen and the 2nd in Sunderland, I kept up my base level fitness in the gyms that were available ( as Aberdeen and Sunderland are far to mountainous for my spandex clad workouts ) upon my  return after a week of nights,  I felt sluggish and unmotivated for any phys at all... and had banked on a fresh start on monday...

Then when sitting at traffic lights in Colchester I saw a flash of maroon weaving its away around the streets, It was a section of Paras in the full Kit out on a tab, bergens boots maroon t shirts the vert gear we will be donning in a few short months time. One of the lads seemed to be struggling and two of his oppos were pulling him along giving him encouragment, they were sweating heavily, hanging on out their hoops, yet they still found the energy to help the young lad... the lights turned green yet I didn't move, I waved the lads on and as they passed I felt a huge amount of pride and renewed motiva…

Jurassic Crack: The Lost Stone..........

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.......not to be confused with dinosaurs and all things prehistoric, however, it would appear that since Xmas, Garfster has managed a monstrous effort, and misplaced a stone! Luckily one of the other lads has spotted it whilst they were out trying out their spandex. In all seriousness I would like to recognise that as a phenominal effort, and to say that I think I can speak for all of us, when I say that we are very proud of you, as would Lloydy be. Top stuff buddy!
On a slightly more concerning note (for those of us trying to get back fit, as oppose to being already there), Coley continues to set the benchmark that the rest of us are trying to attain. 15 miles cross country completed over the weekend in 1hr59. As much as I admire him right now, I also want to stab him in the leg. Next he'll be standing on one hand, upside down, taking a p**s............................
SHOW OFF!
In all seriousness again, this is what I expect from of all of us come September, although I'd advis…

Are we taking this seriously?

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With all of us geographically scattered around the country or globe as Banksy is currently in Canada, training together is difficult so training in most cases really is a solitary affair. These cold mornings especially in the centre of the country where are I am, don't feel you with enthusiasm, especially as at the moment, when you put your head out the door, it's like putting your face into the eye of the storm from the film 2012! But freeze our faces off we must, and every other piece of our bodies that may well be exposed, I guess at least Banksy must be used to it!

One person definitely missing out on the frozen apendages is John 'I'm leaving my trainers at home' Middleton, who flew out to Sri Lanka on 8th January for 5 days before exhausting himself with copious amounts of cocktail drinking in the Maldives for a fortnight. Not jealous at all! I just can't wait for him to get back, so that collectively we can introduce him to an ice bath - cheeky bstd hasn&#…

Afghan Heroes

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Our training t-shirts have arrived, thanks to John and his work! We are very proud to be able to wear these whilst we are pounding the streets, cowpats, shallow brooks, bogs and gym! They will look particularily fetching drenched in our hard earned sweat!

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Mans Best Friend....

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.......is not a dog, it's a beautiful red can, that gives off noxious gases when applied. The wondrous stence of Saturday afternoon and Sunday Morning changing rooms up and down the land. That best friend is Deep Heat, and Craig has been applying as enthusiastically as mans other best friend dry humping your leg! The Xmas fallout has well and truly taken hold, Craig has been racking up the 'k's' and Garf has joined a gym, although I'm not sure how enamoured he is, because he said to me "what the f**k have you done to me?" He'll be thanking me when he's blowing out of his ass when we cross that finish line in 36 weeks time (I hope, otherwise he'll probably never talk to me again)! Adam, Bansky and Chris spent the Xmas holiday in Canada on the new fangled 'Jager Training' regime at altitude. Judging by the pictures theirs efforts were very successful, they really got stuck into their training, although you clearly haven't put enoug…

We also do..........

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..........lonely hearts! This is James or Peck or Peckle as he's affetionately known! This self taken photograph was supposedly taken after a beasting in the gym, personally I think he's just a sweaty bstd who like's to dress in leisure wear. He's approximately 36" tall, is fully house trained, his hygiene is exemplary other than the obvious leaking problem, he has a very GSOH, and is free to a good home. The only downside is that he can't do the washing up or cooking as he cannot reach the sink or cooker. His favourite pastime is tree climbing (bonsai's) and he has a fascination with penguins! He also loves burning faggots and to party naked, but I'm not entirely sure what that means!
 

36 weeks to go..........

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.........and it gets serious NOW! With the jolly fat man in the bright red suit, safely back in the North Pole, taking a well earned rest, it's time for those of us who have pledged allegiance to the tribute we are to pay my little brother, to once again don the running shoes and hit the cowpats! Any clocks or watches received from Father Christmas will be ticking more raucously than normal and reverberating around anything those ticks and tocks come into contact with. New Years resoultions will have been undoubtedly made, but for those of us embarking on the challenge, New Years resolutions are rendered at little bit useless, as ours were made back in September! However it's now that we must hold true on the promises we made to ourselves, to each other and more importantly to those of you who have already shown us incredible support and donated to the causes we are supporting! Please keep following us and reading about our endeavours and we promise to do you all and my little…