Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Runners nerves

It is 5 days to go to my 2nd 10k since finishing treatment and the nerves have set in. One reason is that we are just £27 short of £1500 and the second is the added pressure.

I received the follwoing e-mails this morning:

Hi Nigel
I hope that you are looking forward to Sunday!
As planned I would like you to get up on stage and have a quick interview with Charlie from Gemini FM. This will happen approx 10.30am.
I would like to give you the number 1 to wear on the day!
I will leave this at the marquees for you to pick up. Please write your 'proper' running number on the back.
Alison Birkett our Press Officer will be there to look after you on the day and so do ask for her or me when you arrive.
You will also be sounding the air horn for the start of the run.
Many thanks for all of your support Nigel

This was from cancer research. At the time when people ask me to participate in raising cancer awareness I always say yes, but it is not until after that the bad memories come flooding back. At first I thought the whole exercise would provide therapy alas all it does now is provide a stimulus for fear. I am sure Sunday will be fine I am amongst friends everyone running in the race will be there for a reason, a reason for life.

Hey what am I worried about I am alive well, feeling good see you Sunday if you can make it.

Keep attacking Nigel

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Help us beat cancer

It is that time of year Cancer Research 10k races are upon us. This year is no different and I am running to raise £1000 this year.

Please dig deep and sponsor me online.
This year is a special year for me, I move into the lower risk group now having being 2 years cancer free. Cancer Research have asked me to be the official starter of the race and raise cancer awareness among men of cancer risks through the local press and media.Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Cancer Research UK will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.

As someone in remission with cancer I vowed that I would raise £1000 a year for the rest of my life to fight this terrible illness that will afflict and kill one in three of us. I am a lucky one.
Raising this money will go a long way to providing the vital support and help we need.So please sponsor me now and do not forget the gift aid box. You are welcome you join me on the 30th I would be delighted to run with you.Many thanks for your support.

Keep attacking


Please feel free to contribute to my appeal.