Thursday 27 May 2004

Pay here to see a dead man walking

Slipping out of the back of my twenties and into my early thirties is being marked with an increasing participation in events designed to measure the performance of my body: half marathons, 10km runs, pizza eating races. Some friends charitably ascribe it to a decreased fear of looking an idiot in front of others, I reckon it's more likely an attempt to prove that I may be older and saggier, but I still *got it*.

Whatever. This year's primary event is the ridiculously gruelling Trailwalker. 100km, 30 hours, no sleep, walk or run. Boo's done it twice, Baz has done it once, I swore I never would, but now, for reasons probably little removed from raw machismo, I'm lining up with them on July 17th.

The event supports Oxfam and all the work they do to alleviate poverty, and the Gurkha Welfare Trust and their work supporting ex-Gurkha's in Nepal.

Online sponsorship is possible here, so please join me in whipping out a credit card and spreading some love (I've put my money as well as my body where my mouth is). All contributions gratefully received.

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