Running London for Parkinson's UK

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Running London for Parkinson's UK

Very surprised to see the Acceptance Magazine drop on my door mat...

The hard work starts now.

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Here we go again...

I managed to get out for a run on Tuesday. The first run since the Barnstaple Marathon 2 weeks ago. It felt ok but I think I needed the rest. I'm not going to push it now, as training doesn't really need to start in earnest until January. I'll try and d...

So anyway...

Barnstaple Marathon was 2 weeks ago. I managed it in just under 4:26. I was hoping to beat my PB of 4:18:10, but there you go... I've been enjoying a couple of weeks off, but training needs to start again soon. The road to London starts here.

...And then...

I've also auctioned signed donations from Nancy Sinatra, Matt Lucas, David Walliams and Julian Dutton. All for Parkinson's UK. Then...I contacted my old friend Brian May, once again. He very kindly sent me this beautiful signed photo which, once again, ...

Eric Idle

So, inspired by my success with Brian May, I kept trying. I tweeted and tweeted and tweeted... And then Eric Idle (another legend) offered to send me some stuff. I put it on ebay, once again, and raised loads of money for Parkinson's UK.

Brian May

And then I contacted another legend. A hero of mine for 40 years... Queen guitarist, Brian May. He was on tour at the time, with Queen + Adam Lambert. He very kindly agreed to help. At the end of the tour he removed the strings from his guitar (The Red ...

Twitter

I decided that I needed to find a new way of fundraising. I grew tired of constantly asking the same people to make a donation to my cause (as much as they grew tired of me asking...) So I started to use Twitter. I used it to plug my fundraising page an...

Fundraising...

I'm constantly fundraising for Parkinson's UK. My dad suffers from it and I promised I would help in any way I could. My fundraising page is here: virginmoneygiving.com/NigelSmale

Forgive me Father...

...it's been two years since my last blog! Since I ran the London Marathon in 2013 I've run the North Devon Marathon three times (a hilly monster around the beautiful North Devon Coast). I also ran the Barnstaple Marathon in 2014 and 2015. It wasn't all...