This time next week, it will be the annual London Marathon – a grueling 26.2 mile run through central London.
I’m not running it – heck, I can barely manage to run a mile without feeling like death, never mind 26 of them. So instead, I’m kindly asking you to sponsor my friend Philip, who is.
I’ve known Philip for probably about a decade; we’re both from York, but met at university. He always used to be quite portly, until he took up running a few years ago. The transformation has been immense, and he now regularly takes part in the weekly Parkruns on Saturday mornings, as well as running with his local club. The London Marathon will be his longest and hardest race yet.
He’s only just past halfway towards his £500 target, so please donate – he’s raising money for Bradford Central Foodbank, Action on Hearing Loss (formerly the RNID), Nordoff Robbins and Cancer Support Yorkshire.