Sunday 4th October 2009 was a momentous day for me. There were days I thought I would never make it but with a little help from new friends and energy gels I got across the finish line! Continue reading
They have just launched a redesign of their site to give it a more contemporary look. I like it a lot better than the old version although they don’t integrate with Flickr but just allow a top 10 pictures to be uploaded directly to their site.
They have also updated their widget and badges so I’m just going to test if I can use them on this space.
*edit –no they can’t, removed due to security issues apparently
Raising the money is a lot harder than I anticipated. I was hoping a quick message to everyone on my facebook list (over 200 people) would make my total shoot up but I guess people aren’t that spontaneous in their generosity. Hopefully I can still raise my target of £850 before the run on October 4th, I may just have to go around with the dreaded sponsorship form though! I’m hoping things will pick up nearer the time though.
My blog is going to take a slight side-step from the usual geekfest to keep everyone updated on my progress in the Loch Ness Marathon.
Important things to note
- Location: Loch Ness, Scotland
- Date: 4th October 2009
- Distance: 26.2 Miles (42km)
- Fundraising Target: £850
- Sponsorship Page: http://www.justgiving.com/thommckiernan
I have got a lot of training to do but luckily have the whole summer to prepare for it.
I can’t quite contemplate the necessary 40 miles a week training at the moment but with your encouragement I will get there. The most I have done so far is a half marathon in 1 hour 53 mins and that almost killed me!
Stay tuned for more blogs, photos and maybe the odd video or two