Brain tumours are the most common cause of cancer deaths in children and adults under 40. The Brain Tumour Charity make a bold statement of intent: We will change this. They provide support services to those affected; fund cutting edge research to find a cure; and raise awareness of this devastating disease.
I want to support this worthwhile cause and am using my journey to Canada as a member of the Great Britain age-group team for the 2014 Triathlon World Championships to fundraise for The Brain Tumour Charity. I have done something like an hour of training for every 5 seconds that I’ll be racing on 29 August, and knowing that I’m racing for this cause too will be an added boost.
For more information about the research and patient support that our donations will enable, see www.thebraintumourcharity.org.
To make a donation, please visit justgiving.com/garethsb or givey.com/garethsb. (JustGiving is probably more familiar. Givey is based on the PayPal Giving Fund platform, and 100% of both your donation and your Gift Aid go to the charity, making it worth slightly more than JustGiving, but it does have a quirky donation process that requires you to create a login/account on their website in order to make the Gift Aid declaration.)
These longest days of the year have been whizzing by!
A cracking Sunday morning sprint with friends.
Result: 1st/211 overall
Glorious sunshine, a lazy river, the perfect day out!
Result: 1st relay team / 36
I have qualified for a place in the GB Age-Group Team for the world champs!
The race is on 29 August 2014 and I’m working hard to get myself to Edmonton, Canada.
I would love to talk to potential sponsors interested in connecting with triathletes locally and in the GB Age-Group team, who might be able to support my training and racing in some way. Suggestions welcome!
I also intend to use this opportunity to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity - details here.
How to cram a whole race season into a month!
Well, am I a GB Age-Group triathlete?
Result: 6th/75 in M35-39 (43rd/850 overall)
Today was my opportunity to step forward from Salisbury two weeks ago towards Nottingham in a week’s time…
Result: 8th/407 overall (3rd/68 in M35-39)
On the morning of the Eton SuperSprint Saturday, Kitty and Isaac took part in their first multi-sport event, a scootathlon for 4-8 year olds, split into three age categories.
Just caught sight of this round-up and review of eleven POV action cameras by Douglas Spotted Eagle on CreativeCOW.net, including the GoPro 3+, Sony AS-100, ReplayXD Mini and Garmin VIRB.
It’s worth a look just for his sky-diving exploits with 19 simultaneous head-mounted cameras!