Edited by board administrator September 11, 2017, 3:35 pm
Now I thought last year we were late getting things sorted but this year brings it to an all new level!
This Sunday 10th September, Louise and I will be competing in our 17th Great North Run in Newcastle. We still enjoy the whole experience and the weekend away in the North East, but we continue to do this race as a way of raising money for a worthy cause, along with the vast majority of the 50,000+ other runners.
This year weíre raising money for Diabetes UK in honour of good friends and family members who are living with diabetes and its complications on a daily basis.
Diabetes is a serious life-long health condition that occurs when the amount of glucose in the blood is too high because the body canít use it properly. If left untreated, high blood glucose levels can cause serious health complications. Long and short-term complications can impact on a wide variety of parts of the body including eyes, heart, kidneys, nerves and feet.*
There are two main types of diabetes: About 10% of diabetics are Type 1 and about 90% are Type 2. Theyíre different conditions, caused by different things, but they are both serious and need to be treated and managed properly.*
At this time there is no known cure for Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. However Diabetes UK is funding pioneering, life-changing research into care, treatment and prevention and working to find a cure for all types of diabetes. So we want to help!
Therefore, we would be very pleased if you could help us support this good cause by sponsoring us again as we run the 13.1 miles from Newcastle to South Shields in our bright blue Diabetes UK vests.
As always Iíve set up a Virgin Money Giving web page which is an incredibly safe & secure way to donate and ensures that the money reaches Diabetes UK quickly along with the Gift Aid your donation may be eligible for.
When I said we've left it last minute, our running vests have only just arrived and we've yet to take a picture of us in them but rest assured it will be there very soon, once Louise has finished some more training runs. Due to work commitments she only started her training last week so is busy trying to fit some in now so she can get round the course in one piece albeit not as fast as Mo Farah!
Our Virgin Money Charity Page
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and for your donation.
P.S. Even though I have now done twice the distance, watching this time lapse video of the course from last year still fills me with dread as itís still a long, long way to run!
* Diabetes UK websute
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