Some pictures from the 2014 10k run
Last year we set out on Friday the 13th July to longboard between the Turner Contemporary in Margate and the Tate Modern in St Ives. We got lost, a lot! At one point Tony the support rider lost me in Tesco’s…Express! (True story)
All in all, the entire trip clocked up a little over 650 miles. We then managed another 400 miles in two fixed sites on the way back (in less than 9 days). We Raised nearly £3000 for the Psychiatric Research Trust and attracted interest from Stephen Fry, Status Quo, the Guardian, the One Show and were met by Mark Kermode and the staff of the Tate Modern in St Ives with the whole thing covered by three County Radio stations.
This year I’m attempting to skate 2013 miles in a little over 6 weeks! That’s 56 miles a day!! (More than 2 Marathons………… A Day!
To sponsor Patrick and support his fundraising for the PRT, go to his web page at Justgiving www.justgiving.com/longboard or you can send a donation via the PRT’s office making sure you mark it for Patrick’s event.
On Sunday 14th July 2013, 21 runners supported the Psychiatry Research Trust by taking part in the London 10K Run. This year we increased our number of places from 18 to 24 as this event always proves to be popular. Unfortunately, three runners needed to withdraw at the last minute because of injuries.
The weather was glorious though the temperature not particularly helpful to those running. Fortunately the organisers laid on plenty of water points, we remembered to bring bottles of sun screen and we had invested in some baseball caps which proved really useful. Not only were we able to identify our runners more easily but they also helped protect them from the sun.
We are happy to report all of our runners crossed the finish line in amazing times, the average times being between 60 to 95 minutes. Well done.
We would like to thank all who participated in raising funds for the Psychiatry Research Trust. They raised a magnificent £2,730. Special thanks to Jean-Pierre Laake who had, a few months earlier, raised funds by running the 2013 London Marathon which brought the total for the summer’s running events to £3,450. All our runners raised impressive amounts for which we thank them sincerely and we would like to make special mention of Sam Shaughnessy who raised more than double his original sponsorship target.