My Summer with Cure Leukaemia

Ali Lowson


So I’ve finished my first week working for Cure Leukaemia and thought I should update the blog to let you all know how it’s been going so far. I’ve now got a good deal of work to get my teeth into registering runners  for the Bupa half marathon, a task which has brought me into contact with Bupa’s online registry system, apparently the slowest web page on the internet! But the numbers are looking great as we move towards the 400 runners mark, a number that we are looking relatively comfortable to surpass by the time of the race.

However, although the organisation of the marathon is going well my personal training is going slightly less favourably. So far I’ve been a bit short of time to get training so when I headed out last Thursday for a few laps around my local park I ended up in a very sorry state. But onwards and upwards! I’m heading out again tonight and with the temperature dropping a little bit over the past few days it’s looking like almost perfect conditions to get myself out there and get a few more miles under my belt.

There’s already a bit of fiery competition within the office between our CEO James McLaughlin and our intern from John Lewis Joe White. Although James has seen a few more winters than Joe he has previous experience of running marathons so it looks like a classic battle of age vs. wisdom. However, the talk of sub 1 hour 50 minute finish times is not something I’m finding very relatable. Instead I’ve decided to leave such childish behaviour behind and have instead opted to set a myself the personal target of refusing to walk at any point during the race (even if my ‘running’ is slower than the average walker) which will still be a massive challenge in itself considering my current levels of fitness.

I hope everybody else joining us on the day is finding their training a little bit easier and getting excited for what will be a fantastic day.

 

Check back soon....

 

Ali

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