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Woolly Hugs does Running..... Running?? Yep, RUNNING!!

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RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 31-Jan-13 19:48:37

Woolly Hugs Guide to Running

1) Put down your woolly wool,crochet hooks and needles. <we have done risk assessment>
2) Find your trainers, these are sort of soft bouncy shoe-things that go on your feet.
3) Find something loose and comfortable to wear, and no we don't mean a caftan.
4) Open front door and go outside shock
5) Put one foot in front of the other with speed and determination!


If you haven't seen Phase 2 of our Little Hugs, the thread is HERE. We launched this phase as a tribute to beautiful Billie, our lovely MrsDeVere's daughter, who devastatingly died at 14 from leukaemia. We launched this at the time of her 21st birthday and we call the project Billie's Blankets in her memory. In her name, and through World Child Cancer, we will send little blankets to children, starting with Malawi and Bangladesh, who really need a Woolly Hug and to feel loved and looked after.

Alongside Billie's Blankets, we are very keen to send a donation to World Child Cancer, as money is scarce, they really have so little. One of the ways we will do this is by running! <faints> In May a Woolly Hugs' team will be running the BUPA London 10k, and we are now looking for runners to enter 5K runs throughout the country.

These are where the 5K runs will take place?.. They are all over!

There are already runners committed to running (BIWI, TantrumsandBalloons,me) in London at Crystal Palace on October 13th, and lovely Fizzy and PrettyBird are running in the Glasgow event on July 27th. We would love folk to join with us, or run at a different venue! There is no minimum age and children can be entered, my daughter is running with me, I say with, she will shoot off like a gazelle and I will lumber along. Happily the website says they love fancy dress <*Knotty*, this is time to contemplate something spectacular>

Because World Child Cancer isn't a nominated charity we/they ask that you let them know independently. To take pressure off individuals, and to make this a real woolly community effort we recommend that you use our Woolly Hugs Just Giving page for fundraising. Anything you raise will be marvellous, really, and we will all be able to see how much we can raise together.

Our Just Giving Page is HERE Donations are welcome at any time, huge thanks for those already in.

So please have a think, if you are interested, we would recommend entering soon to avoid disappointment. Let us know when you have entered so we can cheer you on, and please use this thread for support, and general running things <hazy> Couch to 5K apps and playlists for running spring to mind.

The children that WCC support need all the love and comfort possible. So please, in memory of a sparkling young girl who always thought of others, we'd love you to help us help them.

As ever, thank you so much for your support thanks

Thinking of Billie and her family Xx

Knotty and Pistey


MrsDeVere Thu 31-Jan-13 19:55:09

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BIWI Thu 31-Jan-13 19:56:46

OMG. It is in print now. So I have to do it ... shock

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 31-Jan-13 19:58:21

Yep, in print


RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 31-Jan-13 19:58:33

in bold print now grin

KnottyLocks Thu 31-Jan-13 20:00:20

And I'm here to offer my advice.....

On outfits smile

DancesWithWoolEnPointe Thu 31-Jan-13 20:00:57

I need someone to run with - can't run alone.--Can drink alone--

BIWI Thu 31-Jan-13 20:01:58

I've put it in the calendar. In biro.

DancesWithWoolEnPointe Thu 31-Jan-13 20:02:16

Why did my strikethrough fail? blush - I will look like an amatuer! shock

DancesWithWoolEnPointe Thu 31-Jan-13 20:03:57

Anyone up to Ipswich or Milton Keynes with me?

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 31-Jan-13 20:06:11

I want a special matching outfit with BIWI

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 31-Jan-13 20:06:46

Arfing at biro

EarnestDullard Thu 31-Jan-13 20:16:39

Checking in for the 10k (MissP here), all signed up. Have only been running 3 times since DD2 was born in Oct though, and haven't run at all since Xmas, so need to get back to it!

TheWoollybacksWife Thu 31-Jan-13 20:27:56

Sorry ladies. I'm built for comfort, not for speed grin

I suspect the next time I run it will be with an OFRS on my back.

5madthings Thu 31-Jan-13 20:36:07

Checking in, i am signed up for the bupa 10k in london and have had a few tentative jog/walks and i got some new running trousers this week.

Have already shared the just giving page but will be sharing it more as i train more.

prettybird Thu 31-Jan-13 20:38:52

Checking in to say that since the Glasgow run is close to where I live, I may be able to arrange parking and possibly a shower and lunch afterwards, depending on numbers smile

DancesWithWoolEnPointe - you always need a space and after the bolding * or the strikeout -- . Your full stop stopped it working.

MOSagain Thu 31-Jan-13 21:03:43

Oh I suppose I should do it, will register for London one tomorrow x

GlaikitFizzog Thu 31-Jan-13 21:07:28

<kicked through the door with force from Pistey's size 9s>

I'm here! Sorry been singing! <does starjumps> I'm ready <passes out> <thud>

Birnamwood Thu 31-Jan-13 21:15:21

<trips over Glaikit>

<gets sports drink hip flask out and offers round>

I'm here! Thanks for the heads up pistey

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 31-Jan-13 22:05:34

Am rallying folk to join the Crystal Palace run smile Danger is we'll be laughing so much, we'll have to catch the bus grin

KnottyLocks Thu 31-Jan-13 22:32:53

erm, knitted nork hats may be an option. grin

RuckAndRoll Thu 31-Jan-13 22:40:23

I'd love to join you ladies, but i'll be 37wks pg by the nearest ones to me so not really possible. will spread the word for money and cheer on any Edinburgh runners smile

TantrumsAndBalloons Fri 01-Feb-13 06:24:29

I've signed up. Also signed up the teenage children who have promised to run at my pace. So that will be a slightly faster pace than a snail then grin

Training starts Monday.

My son is going to be our trainer as he is ridiculously fit and runs all the time.
I'm actually quite scared.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 01-Feb-13 06:56:14

Hells bells Tantrums! Be afraid, be very afraid grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 01-Feb-13 06:56:35

but thank you!

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