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Dublin Marathon for Special Olympics

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:45 pm
by Beebub
Hi,

This is obviously off topic and may not be appropriate for this forum. If not and it's taken down, I fully understand.

I’m running my 1st marathon in Dublin on October 31st in aid of Special Olympics Ireland and I’d greatly appreciate even the smallest amount of support for this very worthy cause.

You’ll find a dedicated page for the run here:

http://fundraising.specialolympics.ie/f ... A.facebook

Please pass the link on to anyone who you might think be interested.

I've picked this charity because it's close to my heart, I think they do great work and it's not directly associated with any particular religion and is not run by a religious order (something that's surprisingly difficult to find).

Many thanks.

Re: Dublin Marathon for Special Olympics

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:59 am
by Beebub
Update: 20k done throughout the week followed by a 26.8k run yesterday in 2 hrs 38 mins. I’m getting there, although the Heineken I had on Saturday night coupled with a 1am bedtime was not one of the better ideas I’ve had. Two more big runs left. A 29k run next weekend, followed by a 32k run the following weekend.

Thanks so much to all those who have donated, it’s very much appreciated. As mentioned, even the smallest of donations would be greatly appreciated and will spur me on in the final weeks of preparation as well of course as on the day!

If you'd rather make a donation some other way, just send me a messge.

http://fundraising.specialolympics.ie/f ... A.facebook

Thanks!

Re: Dublin Marathon for Special Olympics

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:58 pm
by Beebub
Update:

32 kilometres completed today in 3 hours 18 minutes. That's the last of my big runs until the big day. Just over two weeks to go now. Thanks so much to all who have contributed. As mentioned, even the smallest of contributions would be greatly appreciated and will spur me on over the line.

Thanks again!

http://fundraising.specialolympics.ie/f ... A.facebook

Re: Dublin Marathon for Special Olympics

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:11 am
by nozzferrahhtoo
At the rate of our donations you might need to consider raising your target soon :)

Re: Dublin Marathon for Special Olympics

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:25 pm
by Beebub
You're spot on Nozz!

Thanks so much to all who have contributed, it's really very much appreciated and spus me on during the long runs!

Thanks again.

Re: Dublin Marathon for Special Olympics

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:50 pm
by Beebub
Folks,

I completed the marathon yesterday in 4 hours 51 minutes. I now can't walk up stairs! But it was an amazing experience.

I'm now approx. €100 short of my final target. If 10 people donate €10, I'll have reached my target. Can you spare €10?

The work these guys do is awe inspiring.

Thanks so much to all who have donated, it's really very much appreciated.

http://fundraising.specialolympics.ie/f ... A.facebook