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RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 28-Apr-13 13:24:53

The continuing story of how Team Woolly Hugs does running. All newcomers very welcome!

Our first fabulous runner, PiggyPlumPie has been there, done that and quite literally has the tshirt (gorgeous btw) and we are looking forward to more runs taking place round the country, and further afield maybe? <Looks at our International Blanketeers smile>

We are doing this to support the Billie's Blanket Project being run by the Woolly Hugs community, see here This project was launched 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. In Billie's name, and through World Child Cancer we will send little blankets to children who are suffering from cancer, and who really need a Woolly Hug and to feel loved and looked after. Our first batch has already gone to Malawi, the next will go to Ghana and Bangladesh.

We are helping raise funds so that alongside Billie's Blankets, we can send a donation to World Child Cancer. Money is so scarce, they really have so little. There will be other fundraising events this year, but we are RUNNING!

These are where the 5K runs will takeplace, they are all over. But even if you run round the block and someone sponsors you to do so, it all counts!

Our Just Giving Page is here. Donations are welcome at any time, huge thanks for those already in. At this moment we are up to £1,116.33, where will be be when this thread is full?!

Enter established events soon to avoid disappointment. Let us know when you are running so we can cheer you on, and please use this thread for support, and general running things, the support here is awesome and we love Piggy's idea of tying a woolly bracelet on to run, then we are all with you as you go. smile

MNWoollyHugs on Facebook - come and find us, you can still remain anonymous smile

For novices....Woolly Hugs Guide to Running

* Put down your woolly wool,crochet hooks and needles. <we have a done risk assessment>

* Find your trainers, these are sort of soft bouncy shoe-things that go on your feet.

* Find something loose and comfortable to wear, and no we don't mean a caftan.

* Open front door and go outside.

* Put one foot in front of the other with speed and determination!


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.

Thinking of Billie and her family Xx

Knotty and Pistey

5madthings Mon 29-Apr-13 23:34:06


I have set my alarm for 6am so i can get up and run before school run etc. I have a busy day tomorrow so if i dont run in the morning i wont feel like it by the evening. I am NOT a morning person so not sure how succesful my attempt at getting up at 6am will be... But i can try snd then feel extra smug if i manage it!

MegBusset Mon 29-Apr-13 23:43:01

6am shock Good luck with that!! I do like running first thing though.

Did w10 r2 today smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 30-Apr-13 06:34:50

Well I wonder if you are running right now?


RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 30-Apr-13 06:38:13

Thanks Hawthorn. thanks

Right. Two things.....

What date is the Manchester 10K? smile


Where's my BIWI? sad

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 30-Apr-13 06:39:56

Three things.


Lovely to see you on here Knotty. grin arf at costumes!

KnottyLocks Tue 30-Apr-13 07:22:21

<taps nose>

hawthornthree Tue 30-Apr-13 16:13:46

smile Thanks guys! I didn't intend to hijack but kind of did unintentionally sorry about that grin Best of luck with the running!


<runs away>

KnottyLocks Tue 30-Apr-13 18:10:52

It's like she knows I'll never catch her.

PiggyPlumPie Tue 30-Apr-13 18:12:23

I wish I was running with you - I love wearing costumes!!!

KnottyLocks Tue 30-Apr-13 18:15:58

You haven't seen it yet grin

I've just been out in my orange vest, purple running trousers and pink trainers. A costume might look better than that combo grin

KnottyLocks Tue 30-Apr-13 19:22:44

Your 'costume' will go with that combo beautifully grin


RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 30-Apr-13 20:07:16


KnottyLocks Tue 30-Apr-13 20:53:47


BIWI Tue 30-Apr-13 22:35:00

<rushes in>

I'm here grin

I have had a two week break from running, having managed one week 9/30 minute run, because my shins were just too sore, and I was really worried about shin splints.

But I'm going to go out for another run tomorrow. Hopefully the two week break won't impact on my fitness levels, and I'll still be able to do the 30 minutes.

Now. About these costumes ...

Welcome back BIWI! Hope your run goes well tomorrow.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 01-May-13 06:45:53

oh REALLY hope it goes well BIWI, I shall keep everything crossed
<keels over>

rubycon Wed 01-May-13 07:55:56

you'll all look spiffing - photos mandatory of course smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 01-May-13 09:28:07

Leave that to me Ruby smile

Now what I want is to find an International Blanketeer who will run for us, for Billie and for World Child Cancer, to make our running event global <reaches for the stars> We have plenty of internationals, but do we know if any of them run?


BIWI Wed 01-May-13 15:31:29

Managed the 30 minutes, and I ran it faster than the last one! Managed 4.85K in 30.42 minutes, at a pace of 6.20 - which means I should be able to run 5K in 31 minutes.

I'm very pleased about that. Just hope that the shins are OK. I'm doing lots of stretches which I'm hoping will help.

EasilyBored Wed 01-May-13 16:58:22

Hello all!
Well done Piggy! I'll be so chuffed if I can do it in the same time.

Training going well here, though have taken up netball too so must be careful not to injure myself.

Whispers... Since this is all gping so well, would anyone be interested in doing something next year? Notorious Night Run or a half mudder? I'm thinking Dirty Woolly Huggers as a team for an event?

Just a thought. I'm having a bit of Oh God I'm 30 next year crisis and must Do All TheSports!

5madthings Wed 01-May-13 17:09:58

Netball?!! Ha ha at you having a midlife
crisis grin i need to see photos of this netball playing easily

And what is this night run or half mudder?!!

EasilyBored Wed 01-May-13 17:14:58

I know. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Haven't played since school, and even then I didn't play very well!

Can't link as on phone, just google.

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