Emily and Paul - first across the line for ChildFund!

By Paul Brown, CEO

Taper? What does that mean? Apparently I am supposed to be able to run 32km (or even 36km) by now, then my body will be geared up for tackling 42km on 28 August.

I wish.

It’s now less than 3 weeks to go to the inaugural Jerry Clayton BMW North Shore Marathon. I’ve managed to run 28km last week and have another long run to do before psyching myself up for my first marathon. If you see me on the day I’ll be the one running with a water bottle AND a torch. There won’t be records broken on this run!

There are a few ChildFunders and friends of ChildFund also running, and thanks to you all for supporting them with their fundraising and training.

It’s not too late to either support them (they each have fundraising pages on childfund.org.nz or everydayhero.co.nz) or if you want the challenge, to run and raise funds yourself.

I’d also love your support – please check out my fundraising page at /PaulFBrown – I’m aiming to raise $2,000 for our emergency response to help children in the famine in East Africa.

To those of you who have already donated – thank you!

To those of you running – good luck! And please be nice to the bloke hobbling with a torch….

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