September 20, 2010
Entering races is quite addictive I’ve found, but it sure as hell ain’t cheap, come to think about it, it ain’t even straight forward anymore.
I have done maybe 20 odd organised events of some sort, and I have only ever fund raised for one… The London Triathlon. Reason being I wasn’t sure if I could complete it, so by raising money it also raised the profile of me actually doing it too. I raised just over £800 for Macmillan.
I haven’t fundraised since
A. Cos I am lazy
B. Cos I don’t want my friends to start avoiding me
C. Cos I am not passionate about any one cause
D. Cos I am not completely comfortable with the ethics of some charities and the way race money/places are used.
Anyway rant over.
I have however decided to raise some money as part of my Run to the Beat race next weekend, simply cos it was the only way to secure a place.
But with 5 days to go my just giving page is still very much unused. I mentioned it to my boss this morning who actively encouraged me to let the whole department know about my run, so maybe I will try a mass email and just see what happens.
What do other runners think? Is it ok not to give?