Great South Run – completed!

Knackered but finished 🙂 First time I have run further than 10K since 1999. Great day and atmosphere as the people of Pompey made you feel very welcome – even in my Stoke top and scarf. I did get two ‘Come on Stoke!’ on the way round the course. Lovely course running around the historic naval dockyards/HMS Victory and ending up running by the Southsea seafront. The jelly babies counter at nine miles provided a welcome boost  as well. Well organised and run, highly recommended if you fancy a nice flat race.

My finishing time was under two hours – yippee! 1hr 59m 12 secs 15,158th (race field just over 24,000)

Thanks to my lovely kids for their support and musical selections  (my daughter loaded my IPod with delights such as You Me At Six, Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold & Fearless Vampire Killers and I sneaked on some Jimi Jamison, Chris Singleton & Dev Townsend!).

Big thanks to my family, friends, work colleagues, Facebook pals, the bands and authors who kindly donated signed items to auction and all those that have sponsored me, spread the word or liked a Facebook post. I am truly humbled, thanks again.
Now what race next folks 😉

PS Donations still welcome – raising funds for Children with Cancer UK:


TWO weekend passes to HRH VI

Two tickets to Hard Rock Hell VI now on Ebay and all proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK. You can bid here

BIG thanks to David Wilson for this and to Hard Rock Hell.

There is the first HRH AOR and Prog festival next April 6th & 7th in Rotherham:


HRH Prog

WIN tickets to see Stoke v QPR

Simply like this page and post for a chance to win two complimentary tickets to see Stoke City vs QPR at the Britannia stadium on Sat 10th Nov. Closing date 28th October. Thanks to Stoke City and good luck!

It’s all to help spread the word on my three runs (two down and the Great South Run to come on 28th October) this year to raise funds for Children with Cancer UK.

It’s race month :)

Great South Run month as race day is on Sunday October 28th. A gentle (cough) ten mile run around the streets of Southsea and Portsmouth resplendent in my Mr Men running top and underneath that my Stoke City top.  Training has been harder this past few weeks due to a painful toe (dropping a jar of marmalade on it is not recommended) but looking forward to the run as there will be 23,000 odd fellow runners and it is onChannel 5 (yes for once something decent to watch on that channel). My daughter has loaded an IPod of specially selected music to keep me going, although some of her musical tastes are loud even for me J

I have raised my fundraising target to £1,000, currently it stands at just over £519 hasnow been raised for Children with Cancer UK:  

You can keep up to date here:

For you social media types there is also a Facebook page:!/GreatSouthRun2012Stokieboy

Thanks for your support and any leads on signed items for EBay auctions much appreciated.

Best wishes,

Jason R