After a decision at the back end of 2011 to lose some weight, get fit and fast, I found out that actually I quite liked this whole running and cycling stuff far more than previously thought. So I thought I’d do some more of it…
Turns out that really going for it and losing a stone and a half in 6 months can take a bit too much off from areas where the extra weight had been supporting the knees. Just after I signed up to run the 7k Great Gorilla Run and the 5k Zombie Evacuation. Great!!
One physio session later and I know that I have a muscle imbalance around my knees which will need some fairly constant special exercises over the next few months. It’s working, but it’s taking some time and the occasional let down of a session can be annoying. So….now that’s working, on with the running and the charity fundraising.
So what’s the 7k Great Gorilla Run?
Now in it’s 20th year, The Gorilla Organization works internationally to save the world’s last remaining gorillas in the wild from extinction by funding grass-roots projects run by local African partners aimed at tackling the very real threats to the gorillas’ long term survival.
The Sponsorship Raising Video
On the hottest day of the year so far, I along with my colleague Michael Breeze, as part of our Interactive Ideas Gorilla Marketing Team met up in a local kids playground and park in Ware, Hertfordshire so I could film and put together a video to help raise the minimum £400 needed for the charity…..and here it is.