Sean runs the marathon

 

Sean runs the Marathon... Blog 4

22/04/16

ONLY 2 DAYS TO GO... ARGHHHHHH!

I can't believe there are only two days to go until the big day! It only seems like yesterday that I was squeezing into my running tights (base layers? Whatever they're called...) and hobbling around Clapham Common. 

I went to register at the ExCel centre earlier and got my goody bag (yay) and there were hundreds of people all cheery and excited, which was nice to see. I've got one little run tomorrow and then that's it! I'll be joining over 30,000 other fools to run 26.2 miles of London (probably in the rain too...).

A monumental thank you to everyone who has donated so far, we've managed to raise over £1,000 and contributions are still rolling in. Keep 'em comin'! YOU CAN DONATE HERE.

You can also track me on the day (bit stalkerish, but hey) by downloading the App! My number is 52375! We'll also be live tweeting on the day, so make sure you're following us on @ymtuk! 

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My number! 

Thanks again to everyone! Anything you can spare really is amazing and goes a long way to helping young people in the arts. DONATE NOW! http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiser...

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Sean runs the Marathon... Blog 3

01/04/16

23 Days To Go!!!

Wow... the date is creeping closer and closer and I'm starting to feel a little bit nervous. I got my information pack through the post and I've got to go and register to collect my sticker and goody bag (oooooooo). The weather's starting to look up (apart from Storm Katie last weekend, which wasn't great fun...) so hopefully the drizzle will stay away. As someone who has never run before - I'm more of a binge-watch-Netflix kinda guy - training so far has been a pretty tough challenge and muscles are aching in places I never knew existed! I've got an 18 mile run tomorrow, which will be my farthest distance to date - so fingers crossed!

We've also just reached the £500 mark with donations so thank you so much to everyone who has donated and also thank you for your kind words! Any amount you can donate is really amazing and goes to YMT's Bursary Scheme, allowing us to provide opportunities for young people regardless of their background. DONATE HERE.

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(What I think I look like...)

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(Reality...)

Also, if you're around on the day (Sunday 24 April), then you should definitely wear your YMT t-shirt (or make a sign!) and we'll all try and meet up somewhere! 

Once again, thanks so much to everyone who's donated so far - keep 'em coming! DONATE HERE.

 

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Sean runs the Marathon... Blog 2

04/03/16

51 days to go...

So... running is actually quite fun. Who knew? With just over seven weeks to go, I'm starting to push myself and run longer distances - I managed to do a half marathon (13.1 miles!) with minimal crying, which was good. The weather has been pretty terrible recently and running against the wind is ridiculously annoying. Thankfully, my excellent playlist (consisting of Beyoncé, Destiny's Child and more Beyoncé) gets me through! 

I haven't fallen over yet either, which is a bonus. Never say never though...

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Anyway! A huge thank you to everyone who has donated so far! Any money you can spare to sponsor me is really really really really really really amazing! All money raised goes towards YMT's Bursary Scheme - allowing us to offer more opportunities to young people from all walks of life. You can donate here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=ymtmarathon2016

 

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Before and after the half marathon! It took me 2 hours 16 minutes 14 seconds - and one weird toe blister...

Thanks again, guys!!