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A question of fundraising....

I've been asked a question... From a mate at work... They've been thinking about doing a direct debit donation to a charity and were just curious on my views on what sort of charity to give to...

In the interests of fairness, to them, I should point out that they've got personal interest in a number areas other than this crazy dicky ticker world of mine - so I wasn't going to give them any of the details for Children's Heart Federation... Unless they asked;-) Which they didn't, but they have supported me in the past...

So, how would I decide...

1) Check it's a charity... If it brings in more that £5000 a year they should have a charity number, and you should be able to find them on the charity commission website (of which more later)... If its smaller than that, then I'd probably ask if they've a constitution (there are plenty of model ones out there if they haven't you may be helping them).

That may sound paranoid, but there's unscrupulous com…

And I'm last, and it felt good:-D

Yes, finally I'm last:-)

It's been a long time since school and the torture of being slow clapped over the finish line, but 25 years is a long time for a milestone and I'm happy to be there again:-D

Competitive runners, or anyone with a competitive bone will be confused by now...

So a bit of explanation... I'm happy to be out there and running, I was running to try out new things and for the first time in a month...

No stress, no pressure, hell I only entered the race on Monday...

All I had to do was get around, I kept to my variant of a walk/run routine - 1min walk/4 min run and kept it going for 10k.

I was trying out some off road shoes, they worked... I was trying out running with my new day sack (there is a reason, if I want to run over bits of the peak district I'll need a few more bits than my running pack with take) that worked... It was the first test of the new skin on my feet, that worked:-D

So why did coming last not bother me... Well, first I'm 25 years ol…