Run Woollies, Run!

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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!

YOU are RUNNING!

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

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 02-Oct-13 06:49:08

It certainly does, that really is marvellous, thank you thanks

And you WILL win! Only member of Team Woolly Hugs to enter grin you too Yippee. HOORAY!!

Same sadly can't be said of the London 5K, although I have a plan to tie BIWI's laces together at the start. She's giving me a lift, so I'll wait until we get there and then nobble her smile

jellybrain Wed 02-Oct-13 17:28:57

Buy1 get 2 free on energy bars in Holland & Barratt todaygrin there'll be no stopping me!!!
Quick where do I sign up for the half marathon? Hmmm I think not

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Wed 02-Oct-13 17:36:31

Piggy - that's FAB!

Jelly and Yippee - you will be FAB!

As will be BIWI, Hepsibar, Tantrums and Pistey grin

Jelly - I am running a different 10K on Sunday with DSIL, and will be thinking of you. Good luck thanks

BIWIZ Wed 02-Oct-13 17:49:02

Eek - running out of training days!

I should have gone for a run today but it has rained really hard for most of the day. All have to try and go tomorrow

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 02-Oct-13 17:52:40

I thought you Northerners were a hardy bunch, no?

Bit of rain hmm

BIWIZ Wed 02-Oct-13 17:57:37

Too many years living in the South, evidently! Will have to hand back my Northern credentials I fear

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 04-Oct-13 15:10:16

The weekend is upon us!

Run woollies, run!

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Fri 04-Oct-13 15:50:23

Yay! Hope it stays dry for woolly runners smile

Forecast for London is good so far. Fingers crossed smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 04-Oct-13 17:11:52

Dry and fairly mild I think. I have this feeling when we go the following weekend it will be pouring or snowing.

Mind you.

If it snows, we can ski down the Crystal Palace hills. Huzzah!

BIWIZ Fri 04-Oct-13 18:08:27

I ran yesterday, in the fog but before the torrential rain arrived.

I ran up a hill shock

I had to stop and get my breath back blush

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 06-Oct-13 08:49:58

<picks up pom poms>


Run Woollies Run!!!



The very fabulous YippeeKiYayMakkaPakka is running for WCC and Team Woolly Hugs in the Royal Parks Half Marathon and the equally fabulous JellyBrain running in the Blenheim 10k, both THIS MORNING!!!!!!!!!

Huge love and luck to them and THANK YOU!

<so proud>



Looking forward to them both checking in later to let us know how they got on. grin

Good luck Yippee and Jelly! Well done to you both.

PiggyPlumPie Sun 06-Oct-13 12:34:56

Good luck Yippee and Jelly !

jellybrain Sun 06-Oct-13 12:47:04

I did it! And survived. Finished in under an hour too at 53:54.grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 06-Oct-13 13:09:33

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 06-Oct-13 13:10:27

Hugely proud!!!!!

Wooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo


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BIWIZ Sun 06-Oct-13 13:22:07

Brilliant, jelly! Bloody well done!

<3

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 06-Oct-13 13:27:01

and....

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 06-Oct-13 13:27:31

YippeeKiYayMakkaPakka is back toooooooooooo!!!!

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 06-Oct-13 13:27:50

yaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 06-Oct-13 13:28:05

I'm all tearful!

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 06-Oct-13 13:28:18

Bloody stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 06-Oct-13 13:29:21

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