On Sunday, runners from many different places took part in the 10th running of Clazey’s Doorstep. In 2008, Graeme and 4 running buddies ran 26.2 miles around the doors to honour Graeme’s sponsorship for a cancelled marathon; in 2017 over 200 runners ran one of three distances to raise funds for two charities close to Graeme’s heart – The Phoenix Unit and Cancer Research.
This is not a race. There are no numbers and no times. There is, however, a great sense of team spirit, of people enjoying a run along our beautiful coastline while still setting a range of personal challenges; of support from fellow runners and marshals along the route. And the fairly new introduction of a 10k makes this event accessible to most.
We were proud and delighted to hand over two cheques, each for £1500, to representatives from each charity. This annual event has built up year on year and now has a huge team of volunteers and planners to support Graeme in fundraising – thanks to each and every one of them and to all of the runners.
Meanwhile, in the US of A, our team Dansina wiped out any competition to pick up most of the medals going. They ran a 1 mile and a 4 mile race and pretty much cleaned up. Look at those rewards. It’ll be fun explaining those to the customs guys!