So as you may (or may not) know I’m running the Great North Run in September which isn’t too far away at all now and I’ve started making a good effort to raise money for my run for CF and on Saturday had £42 in the bank… at least that was until Saturday mid morning.
For anyone who hasn’t used Just Giving it’s rather simple if you’re raising money for a cause you just set up that account, link to your charity and begin collecting and Just Giving handle all the bank details and you just watch the total rise.
So I was thinking to myself ‘£42 is ok but I’m aiming for £700, I still haven’t told my work or my church yet so it’s not bad’, all in all I wasn’t too worried. Then I received an email, ‘ someone has made a donation’ which the normal notification I get when someone makes a donation, I take a look and my total is no longer £42 but now £142… my eyes nearly exploded… it was like I’d won the lottery (which I never play). Someone I may or may not know, chose to give a cause I’m running for, not only that but £100 – just like that!
I am still now in total disbelief and in humble gratitude to my mystery benefactor, so if your reading this it was such a great thing you did – thanks so much. And thank you to all of those people who have donated so far, it means a lot to have so much support behind me.
As for training it is going well and I should be up to 20K running distance roughly 2 weeks before the race. I’m currently running at my normal pace which is 10kph but I do have a rather hilly training route which is all street so I may run a tad faster on the day.
Currently running music is:
Postal service – Give Up
Fourtet – There is Love in you
and for the final 5K…
65daysofstatic – We Were Exploding Anyway
Thanks for the support everyone and if you thinking of donating there is a link at the top corner of this blog (or if you’re on Google reader click here http://www.justgiving.com/Roy-GibsonCF) on there is my X-Factor sob story on why I’m running for CF Trust.