Signed copy of Sweet’s new CD ‘New York Connection’

Signed copy of the new Sweet album 🙂

All proceeds to Make-A-Wish Foundation UK. Rather chuffed with this one as this band & Queen sparked my interest in the wonderful world of rock ‘n’ roll.


Signed Brian Blessed photograph and CD

‘Gordon’s alive!’ Signed photo and CD kindly donated by Brian Blessed of his ‘Stars In Their Eyes’ performance as Pavarotti. All proceeds to Make-A-Wish Foundation UK.

Here he is in action doing some snooker commentary:

More signed goodies soon!

Signed Chantel McGregor CD

Second signed CD kindly donated by Chantel McGregor – the first one went for £21 🙂 You can bid on it here

Also online the signed Frank Skinner photograph.

Training for my next 10k, the Elmbridge 10K continues. Scarily just over two months away and the weekend before the Olympics. I am running again after a challenge and the pledge of more sponsorship if I come in under an hour. I last managed that some ten years ago… I will raising funds again for Children with Cancer UK and you can kindly sponsor me here

Another 10K on the horizon for Children with Cancer UK :)

So following the gauntlet laid down by two people (who both pledged another fiver each) to do another 10K this year and try to complete it in under one hour I have entered the Elmbridge 10k on Sunday 22nd July:

I will be running again for Children with Cancer UK and keeping my Just Giving page going for a wee while longer.

Staines 10K completed and £343 raised for Children with Cancer UK :)

A nice earlier start (6.15 am) to have my pre-race breakfast and then it was off with my daughter who was my race support/official photographer.

(With my Get Ready To Rock! t-shirt – too warm to wear on the run)

(Hoping for some Coca Cola freebies thanks to subtle product placement)

(No matter how much spinach I ate I still couldn’t push this pesky wall down)

After the joys of trying to fit one of those pesky race chips onto my shoe it was time to line up for the off!

(Luckily I could wear my Stoke City top after having to wear a P*** V*** top last time I did this run back in 2010 as part of my fundraising and wearing a Shirt Of Hurt)

The race itself was perfect as I ran the whole distance, a first for me on this race at my fifth attempt. Nice to see the folk of Staines coming out to cheer the runners along and to see one of my former members of staff from my days at WHS in Staines. There was even some mad fool dressed in a lion’s costume although he finished way ahead of me.

A massive field with over 500 runners (when I first did a Staines 10K back in the 90’s there was just over 200 runners) and my finishing time was 1 hour 7 minutes by the clock or 1 hour 6 minutes by the chip on my shoe. Bizarrely exactly the same times as my 2010 run! The full results can be seen here (I came 451 out of 521 finishers)

If you want a first 10k I would highly recommend this race as it is flat and well organised with a good atmosphere. Plus for the serious runners they can clock up very decent times indeed – the winner came in at just over thirty minutes.

(Chuffed to finish with my finisher’s medal and t-shirt – small size of course!)

(Top support and photos by my daughter who seems overly pleased to be holding the race t-shirt)

An amazing day and £343 currently raised for Children with Cancer UK.

You can still sponsor me here:

Thank you all

I am running the Staines 10K on Sunday for Children with Cancer UK

It’s the Staines 10K this Sunday and already due to kind donations my fundraising for Children with Cancer UK stands at…


…but any more donations most welcome 🙂

My JustGiving page is and you can donate by text as well. Simply text:

HFYT67 £1 (or more if you can) to 70070

Thank you 🙂

May fundraising update

Well just under a week until race day and the Staines 10K, which I am running in aid of the Children with Cancer UK charity. The total raised to date stands at £243 – thanks to all for sponsoring me and plugging my fundraising. I think I am ready for the run, although training seems to get harder every time I do one of these runs 🙂

The Fifty Fifty charity auctions of signed items from bands/sports people/authors/celebrities has now topped £300 with an impressive £46 coming from an old tour jacket as worn by keyboards player John Sinclair on stage with Ozzy Osbourne. All funds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK charity:

I am always after signed items so ant contacts most welcome. Online now is a signed photo of comedian & West Brom fan Frank Skinner. Coming soon signed goodies from John Bishop and now online a signed copy of the excellent debut album from rising blues rocker Chantel McGregor.

Thanks as ever for your support and I am off to iron my Mr Men top for Sunday…