As you may have heard a while ago, giffgaff purchased corporate packages for this years British 10k London Run, of which the official charity this year is Tommy's, a charity that funds medical research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth and provides information on having a healthy pregnancy. Both giffgaff members and staff will be running.
The run starts tomorrow (Sunday) at 9:35am. We have a chat thread in social: off topic which we will try to keep updated with news and photo's on the day.
At the giffgaff office we have tried to do some training ourselves, some taking it more seriously than others. I myself have left it a bit last minute and just been going to the gym this week to do some treadmill running, I managed 5k on Thursday but it will be so hot tomorrow which will work against us all.
Here is a few words from one of our member runners, radable:
"Being born three weeks early at 5.5 pounds is not the best starting line “advantage”. About one in five babies make it. Yet forward 17 years and I am running the 400m track for my school (for the uninitated - it's a masochistic way to do a sprint). After a minor knee operation I never got back to training, busy with school, girls and the toddling internet. Forward another 17 years - I had moved to Battersea and liked the park so I bought cheap trainers and started jogging every other week.
When I stumbled on Christian's 10k giffgaff-for-good recruit post, I suddenly felt ashamed: Radan, you enjoy running, you love helping people. And you're daydreaming about doing a marathon one day... Does it feel right? Well, then do something now!
I was the lucky baby. Ok, some damage may have been done: I sleep with socks on, I don't really get team sports and it took me three hours to buy new trainers. But I can definitely join the giffgaff team to make a difference
One in 13 of us is born pre-term. Tommy's help both parents and the medics to give every baby a better start.