Tuesday, 12 July 2011

The British 10k in London

About 25,000 were running the British 10k road race in London on Sunday, and I was one of them! Here I am before and after the race... spot the difference...!

It was a sunny, warm and muggy morning, and the atmosphere was vibrant. Sporting my new "Acacia Partnership Trust" running vest, I sweated through the streets of London, up Picadilly and Pall Mall, and along the River Thames, with delightful views of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and the London Eye.

Having missed a lot of training over the last few weeks, with travelling, I found the going really hard, but I finished the course in 54 mins and 30 secs - another 30 seconds off my best time so far. So far I have raised about £1,500 from the London race, and about £5,500 so far. Half of all money raised will go towards the Gorom-Gorom school, and the rest will go towards our other work of poverty relief, church planting, and community development with APT in Burkina Faso.

To sponsor me for the two remaining races, and help us bring God's blessing to Burkina Faso, please follow this link to the "FasoFive-O" page:
http://www.acaciapartnershiptrust.org.uk/current-projects/faso-five-o

Thank you!