Why we will stand proud tomorrow

Less than 24 hours to go now and I am getting quite impatient. The number’s on the shirt, the bag is almost packed and the legs are twitching…

This has been a long time coming. Training has gone fairly well, although it was not always easy to combine race preparation with work and family commitments.

I am very happy to be running for Oxfam. When the going gets tough tomorrow, I will be thinking of those amazing workers and volunteers who fight poverty and disease all year around. I will also be thinking of all the friends, colleagues, acquaintances who donated money to support Oxfam’s work.

As I am crossing the finish line tomorrow – as I hope to do – I will be mightily relieved the race is over. Like 40,000 other runners, I will be pleased to have run 26.2 miles / 42.195 km in this great city.

But, along with my fellow Oxfam runners, I will stand very proud of having done it for such a great organisation; very proud of those whose donations – however small – will make a difference in the weeks and months to come; very proud of Oxfam workers and volunteers.

If you haven’t done so yet, I hope you will consider making a donation through my webpage:

Thank you and wish me luck!!

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