Thursday, April 12, 2012

On Running.

OK, well as you may very well have guessed I'm going to be running in the Damloop on the 23rd September, here in fair Amsterdam. I think this may be the best or most foolish thing I've done for a long time, I'm not quite sure yet. What I do know is that I'm running for a very important cause. The UK Refugee Council was founded in 1951, following the United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and continues the leading charity in the UK that works with refugees and asylum seekers. Both, working directly with, and through campaigning on behalf of refugees.

This is a wonderful video about the work the Refugee Council does, made to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the UN Convention on refugees. You can watch it here.

So this will be my first run, since running cross country at Tain Royal Academy, running up the Scotsburn Road, listening to Mr McIntosh shouting in my ear and I'm really delighted that I'll be doing it for the Refugee Council - but of course I need your support! Every euro or pound you donate helps their outstanding work and makes me more and more motivated to get off my arse and go running in the Vondelpark.

I'm proud to protect refugees and I hope you will be too. Please donate via my just giving page here.

Meanwhile, I'll be updating this blog with my adventures in running and in fitness in general, including lots of photos of me looking rather ridiculous.

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