The London Marathon….how hard can it be?

Facebook marathon page

Those words will forever rattle around in my mind, legs, back and everywhere else in my bruised and battered carcass as I attempt this ludicrous challenge in April.

I’m not a natural marathon runner (as you may know) so I really need your help please. It doesn’t have to be monetary, although I am running the marathon for The Lord’s Taverners for whom I do a lot of work gratis, including this month’s spectacular “Y Factor Leicestershire”. In fact, I need to raise £2020 for the charity, otherwise I have to pay that entry fee from my own pocket. Sound harsh? I agree!

So if you do want to help by making a donation, however small, just click HERE and it will whisk you away to the JustGiving site.

However, I appreciate that there’s always someone asking for charitable donations so I’ve made it easier for you to help without sticking your hand in your pocket.

You can do it in a about 3 keyboard strokes (don’t bother counting them although you probably will now!). Here’s how you can earn my eternal thanks:

Donate something via the JustGiving page

Join the Facebook page – The London Marathon – How Hard Can It Be  and send me a supporting message.

Tweet your encouragement using #howhardcanitbe and mentioning me @press4attention

Or you could share this blog with anyone else who you think might know a thing or three about running and might be able to offer some advice on the social media profiles above.

Just in case you don’t know about the charity, they help children who are less able to play and enjoy sports and here’s the difference I will be making if I hit the £2020 mark…


£170 will pay for new set of TABLE CRICKET EQUIPMENT

£250 will pay for a CRICKET BAG for an organisation

£1,000 will pay for a SPORTS WHEELCHAIR

£2,000 will pay for a NON-TURF PRACTICE PITCH for inner CityCricket teams

£5,000 will pay for SPECIALLY ADAPTED SENSORY EQUIPMENT for children with special needs

£20,000 will enable a SPECIALLY ADAPTED LORD’S TAVERNERS MINIBUS to be put on the road for a special needs school or community group, supplying vital transportation and access to sport and recreation.


Thanks for your time.