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We are chuffed.......

........to announce that, this morning we have reached our orginal target of £2000 for The ParaRegiment Charity, so I've upped the bar and with 6 months (ish) to go, have raised the team target to £4000. This morning we also reached the half way target for Help for Heroes, so £1000 raised, but I know we can do more, much more. I can't thank the boys enough for their efforts and for the generosity that has been shown thus far, but I'm hoping with the time left before the first event, there will be considerably more money making its way to the charities we are supporting, thank you and please continue to dig deep, it really does make a difference.

Unlike Jono........

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........James and I managed to go new wheels shopping and actually by a complete pair! My purchase was brought on by 11 miles of sheer agony Saturday morning, when for the first time in a long while shin splints hit me hard and instead of doing the sensible thing and going home, I was determined they wouldn't beat me, eventually they subsided or were just subduded by the pain in my knees, I'm not sure which! My gladitorial spirit was only matched by my determination to get rid of the old and get in the new. The trainers that I have been running in are in excess of 10 years old, and have never been subjected to the punishment they have taken from my pounding over the last 6 to 8 weeks. The shooting pains up the inside of my shins, were pretty obvious when I hobbled through the door, sadly Emmins wasn't there to take pity, so then by the time I'd climbed the three floors to our bedroom, where she was grooming herself, exhausted from my efforts and everything aching it wa…

6 months........

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.........and counting DOWN! Rapidly!Which also means it only just over 7 months until my wedding, which we fly out for the day after Paras'10 Colchester. Get two for the price of one people, you get supporting and I'll do both events and suffer the wrath of my Future Wife! I can hear her in my ear now....."you better not get injured" and Emmins if you're reading this, it's all you fault, you put the idea in my head!
I have been pounding the streets, ensuring people know who we're supporting, the T-shirts are getting some serious miles in now, and getting drenched to be fair! Still no H4H yet though, still look like a bag of conkers in it!     The training has really stepped up now and I personally can feel myself getting stronger and fitter every week, not sure my knees would agree though. I'm currently averaging 3 runs a week at about 20 miles collectively, with strength work thrown in on rest days. The '…

Stirring up a hornets nest......

...........Friday I sent round a little 'message' to my fellow 'Ally' team members, it went something like this:

"Boys, call me paranoid if you wish, but a fair few of you have been quiet of late, so just wanted to check that everyone's ok. That training is going ok etc. Also, if there are any of you having second thoughts about participating for whatever reason, let me know, so I can try and resolve or replace if necessary, I know what we're doing is a big ask, so if you decide the event isn't for you, then that's fine, but I just want to know that everyone's ok and committed, because to complete this event, we will all have to be."

Quicker than a tramp on a vacated bag of chips, came 8 replies, with various responses 'All good - been running into work with my bag on my back', 'Like a tramp around Chips - on it!', 'On it like car bonnet!', 'You can check the hair on my balls Karl when you get 5 mins' (obviou…