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The Liverpool Santa Dash 2009

It has been decided! The next challenge will be The Liverpool Santa Dash 2009 on the 6th December. We will be running 5K dressed up as Santa alongside around 7000 others.

To give you an idea of what the day will be like take a look at this video from last year’s dash:

All we are asking is that you donate £1 (or whatever you can) to support us! Just hit the donate button or do it the old fashioned way…we don’t mind! You can even sign up to join our team and do The Santa Dash with us here We are getting closer to our target every day and so this would really help us get closer to being able to Buy A Man A Boat. If your in Liverpool please come out and cheer us on. Ho Ho Ho!

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We did it!!!!!!

At 12miles

Well we did it. We compleated the first challenge The Birmingham Half Marathon 2009 in 2hrs 38minutes. That’s a whole 2minutes ahead of our expected time.

We took a small support crew of one sister, one niece and one boyfriend. You can see their tweets from the day at the @djmikepeters twitter feed.

The race took a while to get going so we didn’t cross the start line until around 10.20am. It then took a bit of time for us to pick up the pace as there were a lot of runners all crammed in quite narrow streets. 5 to 10K was the easiest bit of the race through Cannon Hill Park. Maybe that’s because we were running with some leprechauns.

As we passed the people on the first mile someone shouted “Come on Claire, come on Amy” I looked at the girl who said it and thought “I don’t know you.” Then I realised I had my name in big capital letters on the front of my vest. Thank God we had done that because people chearing our names really kept us going. Thank you to anyone who stood outside and cheered us as we ran passed you were all so nice. People even gave us jelly babies to help us going.

Firstly, thank you so much to everyone who sponsored us you are very lovely people. Keep an eye on the totaliser to find out how much we have raised. Hopefully soon we will be able to Buy A Man A Boat. Right, I’m tired now and have very sore feet so night night X

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