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For years now, people have jokingly referred to me as a hobbit. I’m not very tall and apparently there are other resemblances as well. Then when I took up long distance running; particularly the unsupported runs over multiple days, this tagline of “run Frodo, run” started to follow me around like a joke that everybody thought they were the first to think of. I’m like Forrest Gump, but with the athleticism of a hobbit. A reasonable assessment to be fair.
The Next Venture
On April 10th, 2016 I will be attempting another LONG running adventure. Beginning at the Greater Manchester Marathon, which is obviously 26.2 miles, I will then carry on running until I eventually hit water and have to get a ferry into Holland. Oh yeah, and all as my namesake, Frodo.
There won’t be an ‘official’ route for this one; certainly once I arrive in Holland and no longer know where I am. This is a hobbit themed adventure, all on foot, where I will travel to as many places I can find, that in some way resemble the Middle Earth world from Lord of the Rings. I will be taking suggestions from the public along the way and generally trying to have as much of a laugh and a joke as I can among the discomfort of running such long distances.
I will be raising funds for the East Cheshire Hospice on this run (JustGiving link at the top and bottom of this page).
I think when it comes to cancer, we are all on the same page. We want it GONE. Research into prevention and cure is an absolute must, obviously, but unfortunately, for so many people that don’t deserve it, that ship has sailed already; and that’s where the Hospices come in. They do essential work, and well worth a few pounds if you have them spare. This video from their website shows it better than I could articulate and why it’s so important the funding keeps coming in…