run the river: may 2-5, 2014


click below and amazon will support caspa - running total £188

Friday, 11 June 2010

Massive thanks to all supporters!! xx

Nearly all the money is in - from individuals, fellow runners and people we bumped into in pubs and on the streets!! AND the total looks like being around £6000!!!!

Massive thanks to you all, whether you are friends, family, fellow workers or just random people that we met on the run!! The money has already been put to good use.

We have started a new club at CASPA for youngsters aged from 8 to 11 and have gained £5000 more "matched" funding so we can guarantee to run the new club for at least a year.

Thanks again from all at CASPA and "fourdaysrunning"

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

We did it, we did it!!

I can't really believe we did it and we arrived at the pier in Brighton hardly out of breath after the fastest 10K of the whole run!!

Thanks to all who supported us. Those who were there at the start in Orpington, or by being with us on the run, or coming to see us at various points, being at the finish in Brighton, buying us drinks, photographing us, massaging us, being there with the snack wagon every few miles and, of course, a big thanks to all who gave money - from the biggest cheque to the handfulls of "shrapnel" from complete strangers!!

Watch out for the grand total that will appear here soon!!

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Facebook group is growing every day

We are halfway!! The run from London to Brighton is over half done - but the toughest challenges lie ahead: an undulating run through the beautiful Weald of Sussex and then the high peak of the South Downs - Ditchling Beacon!!
The Facebook group has gone over 150 members and many have supported the charity fundraise for CASPA - we now have over £3000 raised. Join the facebook group and keep in touch - we're off out in the rain in about an hour.
Click to join us on Facebook

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Dave Moore joins the team

Runner and father of a young lad with Autism, Dave Moore has joined the "London to Brighton" and he's doing the whole course!! This will be a massive challenge and Dave would welcome any support you can give. In fact, Dave has really taken on board the adventure aspect of the four days - he's camping on route!! Nice one Dave!!

Friday, 16 April 2010

Interview with a London blogger

After a surprise contact and a meeting at a Starbucks in London somewhere, Mandy Southgate, the top London blogger, gave over a whole post to our run from London to Brighton!! The pics and blog were top class and provoked a mass of friendly support from all round the globe.

Click to view the blog and lend your support to "Emm from London" as she supports our run for CASPA.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Only 21 days to go!!

Thank you for all your support so far. Money is coming in and so are offers to run, use the Amazon link and support in all sorts of other ways. The day is getting closer - we start three weeks today!!!

If you are looking to get involved but haven't quite got around to it - now is the time!! We have a massive 24K training run tomorrow (Saturday 10th) and then we are racing on the 18th with other training fitting in between.

Jo Johnson, the Conservative party candidate for Orpington in the up coming election, is going to set us on our way in Orpington (Time to be agreed - but around lunchtime - Friday 30th) so be there if you can.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Facebook friends supporting Autism

A big welcome to all of you who are linking up via Facebook - thanks for clicking!! Lots to look at and get involved in on the site. We appreciate anything you say, anything you can give and anyone you can send this blog on to. A "Fiver for Ivor" and send the link to 5 friends? Deal?? Thanks to you all.

Welcome to previous funders of CASPA

This post is a big welcome to all those who helped support CASPA (Children on the Autistic Spectrum Parents Association) two years ago when we ran 50K over a weekend. We raised £8500 together and it made a massive difference to the young people at CASPA.

This year we are going for an even more ridiculous target - London to Brighton in four days!! This will be about 55 miles and will cover more than a half marathon each day!!

Please support in any way you can - ideas on the right. Pass this blog to anyone who you think would support us as we run. Keep in touch through comments, texts, facebook, twitter or even email!!

Sunday, 7 March 2010

The District Line 20K

Saturday saw a team of seven of us running the 20K between Upminster Bridge station and West Ham station on the District Line. This is an interesting route with fields and parks giving way to streets and finally the Greenway on top of the main sewer out of East London.

We needed the run. For some it was a psychological barrier, for others a test of fitness with 8 weeks to go until the event. But on the day we had a beautiful run. Cold but sunny, a cafe at the end with all we could eat and the camaraderie of runners pushing themselves for nearly two and a half hours.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Blogsite Launch

Sixty days to go and the blogsite is launched - thank you for your visit!! Have a look around and see if you can get involved with this fundraising event. Your participation will make a real difference to the lives of over 75 young people with Autism.

"How can I get involved?" I hear you cry - you can RUN (lots of options), GIVE (click the link), CYCLE (with supplies!!), WALK (with buckets along the route), SPONSOR (running kit, the blog, events), TAKE PICS (useful after the event), DRIVE (someone to carry the kit!!)

text: 07860 425807

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Seventy days to go!!

Every even numbered year sees me out on the roads and trails of England raising money for charity. It's 2010 and the challenge this time is to run from London to Brighton. We're calling it "four days running" and the route runs from Clapham Common to Brighton Beach.

Already there are five other runners committing to run the whole 56 miles (90K) and the training is well under way. If you want to run, let me know as soon as you can. If you want to support, there are lots of roles. If you want to give CLICK HERE!!

You can get involved on all four days (April 30/May 1/2/3) or run a half marathon on Sunday or a 10K on Saturday. Let me know - get involved.