Ok, ok so I’ve been getting a little bit of grief as I haven’t updated this in far too long and one friend has even threatened to remove the blog from her bookmarks. Now we can’t have that, can we . Things here are trundling on quite nicely really, with training going quite well and the fundraising has been even better.
On the 16th March we had the fundraiser gig at The Basement at City Screen, headlined by We Could Be Astronauts. It’s pretty safe to say that the night was a massive success with the night selling out and, in truth, we could have easily sold another 50 tickets or so as we had to turn away plenty of people on the door. At one point or another someone had the idea that we should have a tombola on the night to raise a little more money. Sounds like a great idea. Well, it quickly became the bane of my life, partly due to my expert procrastination and partly due to spending the best part of three days trudging around town trying to source prizes. The generosity of the shops and businesses astounded me and we ended up with quite a lot of prizes to pack the tombola with! In total we raise £625 from the night. A huge thanks to everyone who came down and an even bigger thanks to We Could Be Astronauts, The Littlemores and Montego Bay for giving up their time and playing and also to Duncan at Duncan Clark PR for helping get the word out about the gig! Currently Toby, the lovely man behind The Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, is in the process of sorting the line up for July’s comedy night to raise money for The Huntington’s Disease Association.
The first event is only 9 days away now and a hacking cough is hampering my training. The aim is still to do it in under 50mins but it may just hurt a little more than usual. Oh well, it will be a fun day and it’s all for a good cause!
In other news, a new training partner has been helping me out with the cycling aspect of things. Zach is a member of York Triathlon Club who I met as he works at the barbers I go to. He’s also a little handy on a bike! Wednesday saw us head out to Helmsley and back in a round trip of just over 50 miles. Highlights included ice cream, having 5 Euro Fighters fly low and fast over head as they engaged in what looked like a mock dog fight. Low points where a couple of massive hills, one with a nasty false summit, and me hitting a puppy when only around the corner from home. Luckily, the puppy was fine as my right knee took the brunt of the fall. In all, a successful trip!
Right, until next time…