Thursday, August 20, 2009

Eddie Izzard marathon update

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that the British comedian Eddie Izzard is running a marathon a day for Comic Relief. Here's today's blog post:

20 Aug 2009

Towards the end of the day on Wednesday, Eddie had some running companions in people he’d met in a local car park. The women and children running with him began to drop off as the miles racked up until only one lady remained. She had run with him for about 8 miles in total. Jo had to trim down the little toe nail on Eddie’s left foot in case it got caught in his socks!

The team delayed Eddie’s start today as it was torrential rain, really heavy. The rain was relentless and coming at him sideways! But the weather eventually cleared up and the surrounding scenery really picked up – they are by the coast and views over the water are great. There have been lots of people out and about, especially in Gatehouse of Fleet, where they had put bunting out for Eddie as he ran past. A holiday park campsite in Auchenlarie had been told Eddie was coming this morning and so put up posters in their reception. Kids had made banners too. When Eddie arrived they gave him sandwiches and donated a generous cheque to Sport Relief. Today he’s running along the A75, heading towards Newton Stewart on his 22nd marathon, go Eddie!

Money raised will make a huge difference to people living really tough lives here in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries. So please sponsor Eddie here.

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Go, Eddie!

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