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Inspiration time.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by SteveCritten, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. SteveCritten

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    i was going to post this in the running thread but it will get more coverage here and is relevant to more than running. I posted this on my running clubs Facebook page but thought I would share it here.

    Well it's inspiration time. Many time s I have been asked why I do crazy runs like Great North wearing fire kit and breathing apparatus (total weight around 3 stone). I normally do it for charity and this depends on what has happened to people around me . Well that's not the real reason. People like Eddie Izard are proof of mind over matter. Even the people that come to the running club struggling to do that first 1 minute run and go on to run 5k, 10k half marathon and some even further. But my real inspiration is a young man call TerryFox. I was only introduced to him in recent years as I didn't hear of him in the 80's when he did his big event. The BBC did a 3 part documentary around that time about him but I never saw it. But for those with short attention span here is an 8 minute abridged version by ESPN and this is why I do what I do.....
    Terry Fox ESPN
    ESPN brings you the inspirational story of one of Canada's greatest heroes... Terry Fox
    YOUTUBE.COM
    If it's ok with the mods can I share my just giving page to in aid of Macmillan? Thanks.
     
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    Knock yourself out Steve!
     
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    Top man for whatever reason you decide to do these things, fact is they all have the same goal, helping others....
    Is this the guy in your avatar ?
     
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    No, that's Steve himself :thumbsup: (I think)

    And here's one for the ladies in his fireman's calendar pose:

    [​IMG]

    Hope you don't mind me repeating this one Steve :)
     
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    Yes it is mate.
     
  6. SteveCritten

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    Haha thanks mate i don't need any encouragement is that your screen saver.
     
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    No fear, I had to do a search for it :D
     
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    hot hot hot still prefer a man in a uniform lol
     
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    Military women do it for me barb
     
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    well I got my intake date 12 Aug 19...... Does that count lol
     
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    Strippers and Lap Dancers do it for me.
     
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    You're kidding me.
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    Not those

    british military women
     
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    Middle one does it
     
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    More cheese please gromit...
     
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    Anyone else after some inspiration, Google 'Team Hoyt'.

    Utter madness!
     
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    Using as a featured thread, if that's ok with you Steve?
     
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    Thank you. I am fundraising for Macmillan again as 2 recently retired and 1 serving firefighter friends of mine all died in the last year from cancer. Think we will see more of this once the effects of the smoke from modern materials starts taking effect.
    I paid for my own place in the great north so every penny goes to Macmillan.
     
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    Thanks for the donation Barbs, much appreciated
     
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    Googled and used as today's inspirational video on the running club Facebook page thank you.
     
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    thank you for fund raising. would you object if I share your fund raising page?
     
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    Of course not the more money I can raise for Macmillan the better. I have seen first hand just how wonderful the nurses are.
     
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    @Steve so what time are you hoping to achieve?
     
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    I did it 2 hours 12 minutes last year but I am soooo unfit after an injury and slackness. This year will be around 2 hours 35 mins I hope.
     
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    Thanks for the sponsorship guys @Axl and @kav
     
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