On Sunday 20th October Susan McClanachan and myself, Catherine Skinner will be taking part in the first Yorkshire Plusnet Marathon (26 miles 385 yards).
This Marathon is organised by Marathon Yorkshire Ltd which is a new company founded under the umbrella of Jane Tomlinson's For All Events.
Training is nearing completion with only three weeks to go to Marathon Day. We are both determined to finish and hopefully enjoy the experience. However, for myself keeping the legs going without seizing up is going to be a serious challenge!. Susan admits to also having her ups and down training days, but overall her training is going well.
All 6,000 + runners taking part are encouraged to raise money for a charity. Susan is aiming to raise some money for the Jane Tomlinson charity. This is the charity founded as a legacy to Jane Tomlinson who sadly died of cancer after raising thousands of pounds herself whilst fighting the condition. I am aiming to raise some money for both Martin House Children's Hospice and Husthwaite Village Recreation fund. A recent visit to Martin House really helped motivate me to keep going and do what I can to raise some money for them, which I know is all used to support families of children with life limiting conditions or those nearing end of life.
As I like to support local causes I really want to offer some additional support to the Village Recreation Fund. Maybe buy some items for the new Pavilion or whatever the committee feel is needed.
Susan and I would be very grateful for any sponsors of any amount. Every £1 adds up and will help. If you would like to sponsor either or both of us for any of the causes there are a variety of ways to do this.
To sponsor Jane Tomlinson charity either use Susan's on-line Just Giving site or look for the sponsor form in either Husthwaite or Carlton Husthwaite Pubs or village shop. Alternatively just phone Susan on 821291.
To sponsor Martin House Children's Hospice either use my on-line Just Giving site or look for the sponsor form in either Husthwaite or Carlton Husthwaite Pubs or village shop. Alternatively just phone Catherine on 868673.
The Just Giving website is:
Then go the link Sponsor a Friend.
Then type in Catherine Skinner or Susan Mclanachan
To sponsor Husthwaite Playing Field fund please either use the sponsor form in either Husthwaite or Carlton Husthwaite pubs, Village shop or phone Catherine on 868673. (Sponsors for this cause cannot be made on a Just Giving site)
There may be one particular cause people prefer to support. Susan and I are very keen that if people do want to make a sponsor they do not feel they need to sponsor all three. We are also both very aware that there are a lot of money raising events taking place so sponsors for any amount would be massively appreciated.
If you are interested in watching the event on the day there are two spectator areas on route. There are a lot of other local people taking part.
Further detail of the Marathon can be found at: www.theyorkshiremarathon.com
Thank you very much for reading this email from both of us.
Catherine Skinner and Susan McClanachan