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I’m signed up for the @Great_Run (South)

At this point, I’ve just signed up for the Great South Run, 28th October 2012.

In 2006, I was on a ski trip in January, and said that I would run the Manchester 10k (May) .. thinking it didn’t sound that far… but after 1 minute on the treadmill, I was slightly dying, so joined the running club. My aim was to get it done in 1 hour 30 minutes, but I did it in 1 hour 8 minutes 26 seconds…

Later that year, after sharing a bottle of wine with a friend, we signed up for the Winchester 10k, which was a WEEK later (and I was still running, but definitely not at the same level), but I completed that in 1 hour 6 minutes! I’m sure it’s more hilly also…

In the time since, I’ve been travelling around the world (where I got a chest infection), partaken in a number of computer based jobs, and I felt the need for something to inspire me to get my ‘get up and go back’ (I’ve been back at the gym for over a year, and love the classes there)… and know that running before, though I don’t particularly “enjoy” it, I really reap the benefits from it… and seeing @batty_towers talking about her runs, a friend running today in the Great South Run, and seeing the apps that show how far you’ve run (seen those Tweets about #runkeeper?). Also see:

I’ll be running on behalf of the NSPCC, so at some point there will be an appeal for sponsorship, but encouragement & support will be greatly appreciated!

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#Giveanhour asks @stephenfry

This morning, Stephen Fry asked us to #giveanhour to help someone else get online:

Stephen Fry give an hour

Earlier today, bearing in mind that we gain an hour’s sleep tonight, Stephen Fry has asked us to consider giving an hour of our time to help one of the many people’s who not online, help in the first steps. I’ve already been involved in Social Media Surgeries, and these run on a more organised principle, but still  require free space/volunteer provision to help people engage with social media. So, check out http://champions.go-on.co.uk/giveanhour:

Give an Hour

P.S. First post I’ve created using my Mac & Pixelator… getting used to different key combinations.

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Are you a complete beginner in social media? Check out BBC Webwise

http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/courses/social-media-basics/

Access the site, and ask questions on the associated blog.

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The Social Media World


Just starting this session: an introduction to social media for delegates at a Church Administrators event at High Leigh. Audience: larger churches, communications experience, but no social media knowledge assumed. They’ll already have had a lot of insights from Andrew Graystone, but are keen to get ideas from someone who ‘lives’ within the social media space.