Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Brighton Marathon training update

It is now time to hand you over to Andrew Mosley, General Manager of The Grand Hotel, to see how he is getting on with his training for the Brighton Marathon...

After last week’s lapse in training I’ve managed to haul myself back on track this week. A cross country run in the rain on Saturday (nice) and then Shoreham Power station and back. Another long run at the weekend along with an hour in the gym will round off a good 7 days. Oh, and a lot less partying last weekend than recently – that definitely helps!!

Outside my training it’s been another varied week in the life of a Grand Hotel General Manager with the highlight undoubtedly being a visit to Varndean school to meet children in year 10. They have signed up to work on a charity project supporting the Edward Starr Trust. We’re involved because we have volunteered some of our time to lend a bit of business acumen to the project which will ultimately mean that children at the Shika Project in Tanzania will have a better life. It’s all part of the Edward Starr Partnership CHOCS scheme – Children Helping Other Children Smile. It’s a fantastic cause and personally very fulfilling – please check it out by looking at The Edward Starr Trust website.

The good thing about this training is the fact that you can pretty much eat as much as you want and don’t put on weight!! On Tuesday I met a business friend, Ryan Heal, from Juice FM for some lunch at Jamie’s. There was stunned silence from Ryan as I tucked into a very large portion of Tiramisu when the polite thing to do would have been to just have coffee!! Anyway it was a double win as Ryan paid and I think I managed to persuade him to let the children from Varndean get some air time on his radio station to launch their project. Thanks Ryan.

As you may know The Grand is sponsoring the kids mini mile marathon races on April 10th so in true spirit I’ve signed my kids up which they claim they are now training for by upping the time spent on their Wii!! I’m not so sure this constitutes training but there you go!! I believe there are spaces left if you’ve got kids and think they are a future gold medallist or could more likely do with some fresh air!! If they do enter please ask them to raise funds for the Variety Club and in turn they can win fantastic prizes and so can you as a parent –all the details are on the Brighton Marathon web site.

Finally, as ever if you would like to make a difference and help me with my quest then please visit our team’s Just Giving Page, donate some money and leave a message.



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