I am entered into next year’s London marathon already. For a variety of reasons, I am running for a charity that deals with matters very close to my heart and I will be promoting my charity efforts towards the end of the year and rattling the collection tin under your noses then.
Though I am running London again, for the third year in a row, and aiming for a better time each year, I thought I’d let you know what the slogan on the back of my running vest will say this year:
Let me explain – the one goal is to raise as much money for this charity as I possibly can, and I wanted to do something more than just run a marathon which I have done before and though it is no mean feat, takes a lot of training and dedication, I wanted to encourage people to really give to my charity. So my brother and I are going to run three marathons on three consecutive Sundays next April.
We run Brighton marathon on the 15th April, London marathon on the 22nd April and then the brand new Milton Keynes marathon on the 29th of April.
Later this year I am competing in two marathon competitions as part of my ongoing training and I’ll be competing in a couple of other big events too (including the Great South Run in Portsmouth) but I wanted to extend my previous invite that I made earlier this year…
If you want to run London marathon this year, I want to help you. I’ll show you how to apply for a place and then how to train to achieve something that is on so many people’s ‘bucket list.’ As well as setting you up with the training schedule and plan, I’ll be hosting monthly calls to motivate, inspire and educate and giving ideas on how to use your mind to help your body run the challenging 26.2 miles.
If you fancy this, get in touch with me and I’ll explain how to join me and our small brigade of intrepid runners for this.
I’ll be back tomorrow…
Not for me I’m afraid – I’ll stick to walking where I go, though respect for you and anyone else who joins you.
Are you the one in the ‘See You Jimmy Hat’?
That is indeed me Judith, well spotted! (It is not really folks)
We seem to have a very nice little possé building up now!
Big respect to you Adam!!
Im not a runner im afraid unless something horrible is chasing me but I am very happy to support your given charity when the time comes!
Dont ever change will you, you are a constant font of knowledge and a massive sourse of inspiration to many of us!
So run fat boy run!! lol
Thank you Hayley, that is very kind of you. I’ll be rattling the collection tin later this year.
Have a great day 🙂
How inspirational. Well done on having such great goals
I’m in the London 2012 ballot so wait and see. Already signed up to MK next yr. Did Brighton this year – I won’t manage 2 in the same month tho lol!
Well, I’ll hope to see you at one of the races Charlotte, do let me know which marathon you run and I’ll see you there – good luck with the training.
Best wishes, A.
Hi Adam, seen your web page, me and A friend want to run
In 2012 marathon and would be grateful
For all the advice and help possible.
I’m a total non runner really.
Hello Kieran, (I have emailed you direct too)
With regards to London marathon, the first thing you need to do is to get a place. You can visit the main website for the marathon; the main ballot for free entries is now closed as they get so many (60,000) applications each year. However, there are still many charity places available, whereby you run for a charity and have to raise a certain amount of money for that charity in return for a place in the event:
Alternatively, you may find other charities, even some based in your locality who have some of these ‘golden bond’ places. You’ll need to apply to the charity and tell them why you are a ‘good candidate’ and if you have any particular reason for running for that charity etc. You should be able to get a charity place fairly easily.
Once you have a place, then let me know and I will tell you how we get things set up for the programme with me and the other guys.
Ideally, you need to be running 20 miles a week for 6-8 weeks prior to Christmas. Then you’ll get a 16 week plan to follow to train for the marathon running that will tell you how far to run each day for those 16 weeks and I will have a 16 week schedule of psychological tools and processes for you to use throughout that time too.
I hope that helps – I hope to hear from you in due course. Have a great day.
It made me really positive to read about what you are doing, especially inlight of all the chaos around the country this week.
I am afraid I am not much of a runner, maybe one day I may attempt it.
However, the reason for my message is because I am fully aware that the ballot to apply for running the marathon in 2012 is now closed. I am interning at a charity called Afghanaid and we have 23 confirmed places in next year’s event.
So if you have any runners who need a place and want to run for a worthy cause then get them to take a look at our website to see what exactly it is we do and aim to achieve. All our contact details are on the site if they wish to apply to join TEAM AFGHANAID for the VIRGIN LONDON MARATHON 2012.
Hi Nina, looks like a wonderful charity. I’ll encourage some of my own applicants to get in touch with you about this.
best wishes to you, Adam.