Sunday, 14 February 2016

Manchester Half Marathon 2016

It is with much excitement and my great pleasure to tell you that on Sunday 16th October 2016 I will be running in the Manchester Half Marathon. This will be the first time that this half Marathon has taken place and also the first time in 6 years that I have ran in Manchester. I have missed it and have now started my training. This began with a healthy eating to lose a few pounds and I have stopped swimming which I shall replace with running. Having moved house I now have a new running route too. I will get used to it but it is abit on the hilly side. It will come as no surprise to my lovely regular supporters that I am doing this to raise funds for my favourite non-profit organisation as I have done for the past 15 years. I hope to raise as much as I can for The Rutger Hauer Starfish Association and would love your support. It really means alot to them and to me and they host a webpage for my runs. Something I am grateful for to spread the word of my venture. Here is a link to find out all about that Sarahs Manchester Half Marathon 2016 I also have a Facebook Page too where you can keep track of how I am doing and of course I would love interaction and comments SarahsMcrHalfMarathon2016 Please consider supporting me by making a donation, every penny, cent etc really does make a difference. I accept all currencies and the easiest way is by Paypal. I have a donate button for this on my own website if you go to the 'sponsoring me' page.

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I sincerely hope you will follow my journey and consider sponsoring me and of of course learn about 'Starfish'. Thank you for reading. 

Love Sarah xxx

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Runners! I hope you achieve all you want to in 2016 both on and off the race track <3 nbsp="" p="">
 I will be back soon with news of my next run for The Rutger Hauer Starfish Association


Plans are already underway but I can't say more just yet BUT very soon ;)

Sunday, 20 December 2015

I don't know the song this is parodying but this video is hilarious. I wanted to share it in a blog post but also so that can find it easily and watch over and over. I find it inspiring in a perverse sort of way too.  LOL



Merry Christmas and all the best for 2016.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Inspiring Article marking anniversary of Magic Johnson

Here is an inspiring article to celebrate the 24th anniversary of MJ's public announcement about being HIV positive. This article is so positive within itself and pays tribute to all the great work Johnson has done to apread awareness of this hideous disease.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/watch-magic-johnsons-powerful-hiv-announcement-from-1991_563b79d2e4b0411d306fdbb4?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000047

I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I did. Let me know ;)


Love Sarah xxx

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Just so you know :)

Well it was quite an adventure my whale research week in Ischia. I have indeed blogged about it on my science blog Chemistress.

http://chemistress-sarah.blogspot.co.uk/

Just so you know...I think perhaps many people don't know about the great things which The Rutger Hauer Starfish Association do. For example, they have a long distance adoption program going which helps 3 kids with their education and healthcare. It has just been updated as often the kids write very sweet letters with drawings to Starfish and its supporters.

http://www.rutgerhauer.org/rutgerhauer.org/adoption/amadi.php

You can support by making a donation directly on their homepage

http://www.rutgerhauer.org/rutgerhauer.org/index.php

Or if you are a fan and would like to own a special autographed item etc then you can make a donation and do so here

 http://www.rutgerhauer.org/rutgerhauer.org/fundraisingitems/fundraisingitems.php

Thank you! And thank you for reading

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Saturday, 25 July 2015

Dreams do come true!

What an amazing summer this is turning out to be for me. I have secured a new job starting in September, at a local girls school in which I will look after 3 biology labs. Nervous and excited I can't wait to get stuck in now!
Those of you who know me and  have read this blog will know that I have been supporting my favourite non-profit organisation since it began and for most of this journey I have been fundraising for them via my runs, which is why this blog was set up. Last week, I became a member of the Board of Scientific advisors for The Rutger Hauer Starfish Association.

  http://www.rutgerhauer.org/rutgerhauer.org/board.php

I was told that this is a select group of people and I feel very honoured to have joined them. It feels rather surreal and I will do anything to help. My heartfelt thanks to Rutger and the Starfish team for thinking of me. Talk about a dream come true!

I have also wanted to whale and/or dolphin watching and am very excited at the moment. You see on Monday, in the wee small hours, I shall be travelling to the beautiful island of Ischia off the coast of Naples. I am spending a week as a volunteer living on a boat, going out to sail and monitoring marine life such as dolphins,whales, tuna, sea turtles and moonfish.This is billed as a marine biology course and trips such as these are ran by a Manchester based company called Global Nomadic. I am so grateful to them for contacting me and giving me this opportunity of a lifetime. I can't wait for my adventure to begin.Two dreams accomplished within a month.Who'd of thought it! I will of course take plenty of photos and be happy to blog about it when I get back. It may fit better on my other blog 'Chemistress'. I haven't decided yet! Wish me luck and...Happy trails....