Hello Bloodwise runners!
I’m Dan and I work in the communications team at Bloodwise, meaning I’m the guy who (in collaboration with your Event Coordinator Jenny) creates the marathon emails you’ll be getting from us between now and race day.
But I won’t just be sitting at my desk – I’m practising what I preach and will be taking on the London Marathon myself on 24 April (fingers firmly crossed...) So when you’re feeling sore in the legs after a tough hill session or bemoaning the need to drag yourself out the door to run for miles in the pouring rain (i.e. last weekend), rest assured that we know what you’re talking about!
It’s my first marathon and I’m sure many of you are in the same boat, whether you’re taking on London or Brighton. There’s some tough training ahead, but it’ll all be worth it come race day, both for the sense of achievement, and the knowledge that the money we’ve raised will have a huge positive impact for blood cancer patients.
Each of us has our own reason for supporting the charity, and each fundraiser has a unique and inspiring story. My advice would be to share that story as much as possible – tell the world what running for Bloodwise means to you, and the donations will roll in.
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If you’re not already familiar, I’d highly recommend our friends at Full Potential who are kindly offering a number of places at their next training day in London on Saturday 6 February.
I went to their December one and came away with a real sense of focus and motivation. You’ll get a guided run session in the morning (nothing too brutal, don’t worry!) followed by some excellent and very sensible advice on strength and conditioning, technique, nutrition and how to make your training plan work for you. They’re very approachable guys and will go out of their way to help no matter what questions you might have. You can sign up by emailing them directly.
That’s all for now – if you have any comments or questions, feel free to post below or in the Run Bloodwise Facebook group. I’ll be in touch again but good luck to all our runners – you’re doing something amazing and we’re proud to have you on team Bloodwise!