I’m running again

We’re now less than a fortnight away from the London Marathon. And having completed my final 21 mile training run at the weekend, I’m definitely going to be running for a third time to raise funds for Whizz-Kidz and Action for Stammering Children.

Ed running alongside fundraisers from Action from Stammering Children and Whizz-Kidz

Over the last three years, I’ve been through the highs and lows of marathon running – “runners’ flu” the week before, an old ankle injury flaring up on the day, being passed by a four-legged Water-Aid camel at mile 14 – but also the fabulous crowd and  the great feeling when you finally cross the finish line.

Back in 2011, I had no intention of running once – never mind three times. But when Action for Stammering Children and Whizz-Kidz asked me to run again this year, I couldn’t say no.

This year I’m aiming to raise at least £25,000 – which would break the £130,000 barrier for these two great charities – I hope you will follow the link below and show your support for these two great causes.

Donate at www.justgiving.com/teams/edballs2014/

Whizz-Kidz helps transform the lives of disabled children across the UK – and this afternoon my colleague Andy Burnham and I joined scores of Whizz-Kidz runners at a reception at the House of Commons.

Action for Stammering Children, which supports the Michael Palin and Leeds stammering centres, is a charity and a cause very close to my heart.

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Posted March 31st, 2014 by Ed

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