Occasionally my children ignore my injunction not to buy me a Father's Day present. The result is often very a nice surprise. An example was yesterday when James presented me with an appropriately themed cycle shirt to take on the JoGLe. By the way don't panic as it was an early Father's Day present. I think I would have got it anyway irrespective of Father's Day but he only called it that to wind me up. James gave me the present after completing the Shakespeare Marathon in 3hrs. 36min. This was his first marathon and he had done a lot of preparation, including reading and runs in the region of 20 miles. Like having a baby however I don't think that any amount of preparation can give you a clue as to what it will be really like. The poor boy was in agony immediately afterwards, mainly in his legs. It took a good few hours for him to recover. Final packing in hand and hopefully my next entry will be when I am in JoG, the evening before the start.
For those of you who have managed to get to this site without knowing what it is about then this is the story.
My name is Jim Morrison and I am planning to do a cycle ride from John o' Groats to Land's End starting on the 13th May May. The main aim is to do the ride for its own sake but it is really great to have the opportunity to try and raise some money for a very wothwhile cause. This is Medic Malawi, and you can find out about them from the following link.
I intend to keep in touch with those who have donated, and anybody else for that matter, with my progress in t... full info