This weekend I will lace up my running shoes to run a mile or 13 - and I'm forcing the Mrs to do it too.
I have conquered the streets of Cambridge, Berlin and Copenhagen but the Oxford Half Marathon on October 8 will be the first time I will run for charity.
Fundraising group Play2Give (P2G) was my nomination for my newspaper’s (the Oxfordshire Guardian and The Oxford Paper) charity of the year and throughout the year we have featured weekly/fortnightly pieces highlighting all the good things its supporters get up to.
Inspirational founder Andy Baker is celebrating 10 years of P2G this year so I thought I’d lend a helping hand (foot) by running 13.1 miles and pursuading the girlfriend (and her dad) to do it too.
Andy has used his own experience as motivation for his fundraising efforts over the last decade.
He suffered a brain injury as a baby and had brain surgery again aged 12.
P2G’s two main benefactors – Headway Oxfordshire and Oxford Children’s Hospital – have helped him negotiate the troubles of living with brain injuries.
Any money donated here will go towards helping people living with brain injuries (Headway) and to families being looked after at Oxford Children’s Hospital.
See www.play2give.org.uk for more on P2G and its benefactors.
Donation by Peter Herring on 10 October 2017
Good going George
Donation by John Catton on 9 October 2017
Good luck with your fundraising, maggie catton, anne snelson and dave leith
Donation by John Stanley on 9 October 2017
Break a leg! Oh wait, that's acting isn't it?
Donation by Emily Hartwell on 6 October 2017
Good luck!! Emily & Tony
Donation by Oliver Hartwell on 6 October 2017
Best of luck! Emily and Ollie
Donation by Janet Pyle on 1 October 2017
Every good wish for a successful run. Go for it!
Donation by Joyce Savage on 13 September 2017
Go George! (And Emma). Well done Joyce x
Donation by Karen Welch on 11 September 2017
Good luck with the race and training