From top: Gillian, Janet and Will at Connolly Station last night; Janet and Will on the east coast; and with Sean from charity ‘As I Am’.
Further to yesterday’s ‘Pop-Up charity Run‘ post.
Will, who is running half-marathons in every city of culture in Europe, writes:
When I woke up yesterday morning. I had zero motivation.
I hadn’t got the final agreement with any local charity.
I had received tons of messages from runners apologising for being injured.
And on top of that, the entire day, it was cold, cloudy, even drizzling at time.
But then the magic happened.
I got a call from Sean working at [autism charity] “AS I AM” saying a big YES for a partnership.
Then Janet Cole [aka ‘Janet, I Ate My Avatar’ from Broadsheet] and Gillian showed up on time.
Janet had helped me so much with accommodation and sight seeing the day before that I wasn’t really expecting her to be present today.
Gillian hadn’t planned to run at all. However, when she got done with work, saw the event, got her running gear ight away and showed up.
Also, the weather changed dramatically. 30 minutes before the race, it started to be warmer and warmer, clouds blew off and it turn out to be a gorgeous day.
My original plan was to run in north Dublin and to go back to our meeting point.
But Gillian convinced me to push the envelope to the most scenic part of Dublin, along the coast. This race was just glorious.
Yesterday: Runners Needed Tonight