Friday, February 23, 2024

Blog: 50 goes into 26.2

By Michael Casey

STILL jet-lagged and in New York City for the week as it is my 50th birthday (Nov 24th), I got up at 4.30 am to write, edit and publish some stories.

I noticed a tweet from St Luke’s Hospice telling us that there was still places left for the Brighton Marathon in April 2012.

Four hours into being 50 and I am agreeing to running a marathon. Well, there are people in their nineties doing them.

It is about time I did something for the hospice, as we have been reporting on other people’s good work for the great charity.

I stood there filming the St Luke’s Triathlon recently and did feel, another year and I haven’t done anything.

So, having taken off thirty years since my last one (Inverclyde) and having been one of the youngest runners of the first ever London in 1981 and since my daughter in law, Katrina Allen is running her first London next year…..

So, now for the running, now for the fundraising. Lots of ideas…Maybe YT will become payperview for St Luke’s!

Thanks for all the birthday wishes.

I guess 50 should be celebrated like a good cricketer does when he reaches the half century. A wave of the bat to the crowd and then check your mark, survey the field and head down and concentrate on the next 50. This isn’t the dress rehearsal etc…


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