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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


MegBusset Fri 01-Feb-13 07:07:08

Checking in, am doing the Bupa 10k smile

DancesWithWoolEnPointe Fri 01-Feb-13 10:10:31

As no one else lives in the arse end of nowhere East of England, guess I'd better run in London. Which London race are you all doing? I have to have support before and after the race even if I walk jog run alone. Plus I can't go out with a knitted nork on my head without support...

prettybird Fri 01-Feb-13 10:16:08

You could come up to Scotland on 27 July and run with us! grin

especially as Pistey has rejected my offer of hospitality wink

DancesWithWoolEnPointe Fri 01-Feb-13 10:22:39

Will you give me peppermint crisp if I do? And make me melktert?

I need an excuse to take the family on a jaunt to Scotland

ILoveTIFFANY Fri 01-Feb-13 10:27:47

I may consider this!!'

I'm aimlessly doing c25k and nearly completed so yes I may sign up!

prettybird Fri 01-Feb-13 10:28:13

I'd happily make you some melktert. Maybe even some koeksisters. And my dad can make a batch of boerewors for a braai. smile

not so sure about giving up the peppermint crisp wink

ILoveTIFFANY Fri 01-Feb-13 10:28:56

I'm considering Milton Keynes... Possibly London one?

DancesWithWoolEnPointe Fri 01-Feb-13 10:32:17

Let me speak to Mr Dances. We have genuinely been planning an Edinburgh holiday, so maybe should coincide it with the run and then a braai at Che Bird.

FairyJen Fri 01-Feb-13 10:33:08

Can I contribute by taking photos at the finish line on the London run?

I won't post them on any public forums.... like mumsnet

GlaikitFizzog Fri 01-Feb-13 13:57:38

prettybird I have no idea what those things are but they sound interesting! maybe some of your tablet too? that would keep me going the thought of that on the finishline!

prettybird Fri 01-Feb-13 15:30:48

OK then, you've twisted my arm.... some tablet too! smile

KnottyLocks Fri 01-Feb-13 15:50:38


<perky uppy ears>

prettybird Fri 01-Feb-13 18:39:10


ConfusedPixie Fri 01-Feb-13 18:47:53

Ooh, well done runners! If anybody is doing one near Brighton I'll come cheer you on! Looking forward to seeing what other fundraisers you'll have in future too smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 01-Feb-13 18:52:01

Just bumping the thread for one of our lovely friends on Twitter wine

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 01-Feb-13 18:53:49

Tiffany - yes please, we have a group running in London - Crystal Palace on October 13th, no one I know running in milton Keynes yet

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 01-Feb-13 18:55:07

FairyJen I cannot imagine what state we will be in at the end! Mind you, thinking of our costumes, I cannot imagine what state we will be in at the start!

Blatherskite Fri 01-Feb-13 18:57:03

I'm in MK DancesWithWoolEnPointe and ILoveTIFFANY. We could make a team?

Blatherskite Fri 01-Feb-13 18:59:00

Or it's only 45 mins on the train to London....

GlaikitFizzog Fri 01-Feb-13 19:08:16

Did some training today! Pushing DS around Edinburgh! Tis a hilly place! Was quite puffed oot, but not too bad considering my fitness level is lower than absolute zero right now!

GlaikitFizzog Fri 01-Feb-13 19:08:45

Can I clarify he was in his buggy, I wasn't just pushing him over! grin

BIWI Fri 01-Feb-13 19:45:31

Weather permitting, I'm going to try the first C25K run on Sunday.

Blatherskite Fri 01-Feb-13 20:32:19

Weather permitting! Get out there BIWI grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 01-Feb-13 20:47:14

BIWI - you do know if it rains on October 13th we are STILL RUNNING?

prettybird Fri 01-Feb-13 20:51:16

Get thee out there whatever the weather. <stern face>

You. Will. Not. Dissolve. In. The. Rain.

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