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to find out today that my friend has a London Marathon place 2009 and I haven't..

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izzysauntyclaire Fri 03-Oct-08 22:12:00

We both applied at the same time and do all our running together, but I haven't got a place....anyone got any ideas? I will probably run for a charity but my usual one, cancer research, which I feel passionate about and therefore more able to raise money for, have no charity places left so am a bit gutted. Obviously, my friend is over the moon, and I'm chuffed for her and I will do all the training with her, but would love to be running alongside her in London. Looking forward to hearing from anyone in the know.....
I know this might sound like a silly problem co,mpared with what some people are coping with at the minute, but hoping someone can help! Thankyou x

hatwoman Fri 03-Oct-08 22:14:11

have you tried that sort of clearing website for charity places? let me see if I can find it for you

hatwoman Fri 03-Oct-08 22:18:31

here it is: crunch. I got a place last year for a brilliant medical charity called Merlin - but had to ditch it sad because I thought I was coming back from holiday the day before but in fact was coming back the day of the marathon. very out of practice at the moment and I think I've left it too late for next year...but then's still 6 months away...hmmm

izzysauntyclaire Fri 03-Oct-08 22:20:52

Thankyou, off to have a look now! will let you know how I get on!

izzysauntyclaire Fri 03-Oct-08 22:36:18

just had a look, what a good site, a bit sad though when I look at the list and nothing that really grabs me, I don;t feel particularly passionate about raising money for any of those because a - the majority of them are in London or the South (I live in Newcastle) and b - they aren't charities I have any connection with if you know what I mean.
Maybe I'm just feeling a bit sorry for myself cos I'm just feeling bit gutted so think I might sleep on it and have a word with myself...look with fresh eyes in the morning but thankyou anyway hatwoman!

hatwoman Fri 03-Oct-08 22:50:02

when i looked at merlin last year they were doing some brilliant work training much needed midwives in Afghanistan - which was something I felt I could relate to and perhaps get my friends to relate to as well

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