Archive for March, 2008

Radio 1’s Sport Relief 2008 Comes To Brum


If you’ve listened to Radio 1 at all recently, you’ve probably heard someone mention the Sport Relief Challenge 2008. This year Comedy Dave and Chappers are running a mile at 32 different Football Club pitches around the UK, plus an extra bonus mile at Wembley. They aren’t told until on the day which club they’ll be running that day, however after the initial start (Portsmouth on the first morning, followed by Inverness that evening!) they’re now following a logical path south towards London. Today, day 7, they finally made it to the West Midlands, racing around at the Derby, Aston Villa, and Birmingham grounds. After losing the race at Derby, Dave’s punishment was to wear the Hercules the Lion costume while running around Villa Park. At St. Andrews the fund-raising duo were met by the BBC’s Greg James, who, for some reason, had to do his mile wearing nothing but his pants while singing Kylie’s “I Should Be So Lucky.”… random!

Anyway, they’ve all raised over £75,000 for Sports Relief so far, so well done them! If only my job was as fun… ;)

Birmingham Half Marathon

After running the Great North Run last year I decided I’d quite like to keep a modicum of fitness and run a few more events this year. The problem with the GNR is, as the name implies, it’s way up North. Also, due to the popularity of the event, it’s a nightmare trying to find a place to stay within a reasonable travelling distance to the race. Fortunately there are plans afoot for Birmingham to host it’s very own half marathon! Rumour has it that it should start this year, although I haven’t found much concrete information about the event other than a couple of newspaper articles and a “coming soon” website.

Well, until some more details emerge, I’m gonna train for the Great Midlands Fun Run, an 8.5 mile run around Sutton Park. This takes place on Sunday, the 1st of June. Registration is still open until the 12th of April, if you fancy joining in! Alternatively, if you fancy something a bit less serious, there’s always the Birmingham Hash! :-)

Check out the new look!

Wow! Sean & Co sure have been busy. Check out the new look on the metblog network! Behind the scenes we’re also now using WordPress instead of Movable Type, which I personally find nicer and easier to use. So what do you think about the new design?

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