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Southern Connections 2006/7

Ben's Run

27/Mar/2007 (Stevenage) - Dot Brown

Ben Millar, one of our members, is running the London Marathon on Sunday 22 April. Here is his story ......

London Marathon 2007

I am one of those superstitious fans. Chances are you will know what I mean, not washing socks after a win, lucky pants and so on. All these things start for a good reason. It is with some trepidation that as we approach the end of one of our best seasons for years I realise I am running the London Marathon for the first time.

If we do get to the play offs and win, will it be because of my marathon? Will I have to do it next year to ensure continuing success? In some ways I hope so because Im doing it for another good cause breast cancer research. Please help me to get York City into the Football League and to do well there. Together we can make a difference for our Club and for a cure.

To sponsor Ben please visit: Donate

PLUS, we also have a second member, Paul Hilton, runningtwo members running.

Paul says, "Here we go again folks, London marathon number three, but with a huge difference. This year looked pretty unlikely due to a tendon injury in my right foot so I gave charities a swerve as I didn't want to disappoint anyone if I hadn't started. Then a very special colleague and marathon entrant Eddie who I'd begun training with got the news that he wouldn't be running due to a serious life threatening illness which he is about to begin fighting. As Eddie had already started raising money for The Stroke Association on behalf of another BBC colleague, it was the least I could to take it on and finish the job. You sponsorship would be appreciated as this is very special for me as I'll be putting a smile on someone's face who's not only missed out on the greatest show of all, but who's also about to embark on a journey that none of us ever want to contemplate".

To sponsor Paul please visit: Donate

Or send him a cheque to 28 Derby Hill Crescent, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3YLIf we do get to the play offs and win, will it be because of my marathon? Will I have to do it next year to ensure continuing success? In some ways I hope so because Im doing it for another good cause breast cancer research. Please help me to get York City into the Football League and to do well there. Together we can make a difference for our Club and for a cure.

NEXT Social Evening - April, date to be confirmed. Come along to our next informal social evening - everyone welcome. We meet at THE OLD DOCTOR BUTLER'S HEAD [in the upstairs function room], 2 Masons Avenue, London EC2 5BT. The pub is situated in a narrow street which can be reached from either Basinghall Street or Coleman Street [close to the Guildhall]. Nearest tube stations are BANK [suggest use exit one] and ST PAULS [both on the Central Line]; or MOORGATE [on the Northern, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith and City lines]. Some limited street parking available in Coleman Street [at Moorgate end]. Lots of real ales on offer! Pub telephone number 020 7606 3504. Everyone welcome. I would also like to thank all the staff [including the two Managers during this season - Michael and Amy] at the 'Old Doctor Butlers Head' for all their support and help with our regular social evenings. Thank you 'Old Doctor Butlers Head'.

More information? Please check our website or contact Alastair Smth our branch chairman on 01903 813557.

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