The beginning…….well almost the beginning

Here we are with 98 days to go to launch with the website and blog now up and running. The aim of this blog is to try and tell the story of my experiences as I go through the adventure that is “Race To Scotland” (R2S). I’m hoping that I can give you some insight in to the highs, lows and adventures that make this the all consuming event in my life for the next 6 months. I’m hoping to post most days, but normal life always tends to get in the way of theses great aspirations – so we’ll see how it goes and I hope you enjoy the journey with me.

So how has the last week gone for R2S? Well it’s seen our first media debut on Radio Solent’s breakfast show. A bit of a novelty to me, as after 51 years on this planet it’s the first time I’ve ever been on the radio! Julian Clegg the presenter was really great and made it feel like a relaxed chat, but I couldn’t believe how fast the time went. Before I knew it we were finished and although we’d got a lot out about the trip and the story behind it, I felt there was so much more I wanted to say about the training, the support and the help we needed. Luckily I’ve got a couple more slots on the show before we launch on 7th May, so I’m hoping we can get the message out there on those occasions. I’ve gained a few followers on Facebook and twitter so we are now up to 17 followers (sounds a bit pathetic I know) on Twitter and 127 likes on Facebook. With Denis from Wolfden Creative taking over some of the Twitter and Instagram work we can hopefully start to get the message out there more – but hey it’s a really difficult thing to do with so much out there and so many people doing amazing charity events. I think that’s the hardest thing to deal with – you have all this enthusiasm for your own adventure and the great causes you want to support, but not everyone gets that. It means at times you definitely get frustrated and feel that your ultimate goal is so hard to achieve – and then another kind person comes along, offers help or a donation and you are re-enthused. I guess that’s what keeps you going forward, the realisation that there are great people out there who will support and help you achieve this. It’s just not always easy to find them – so thank you Julian Clegg for helping the search!