In October 2008, Ed and I took part in the Cardiff Half Marathon, this was my second time doing this race, my first being in 2004. We both ran the Cardiff half marathon for Barnardos Charity so it was all worthwhile, but we were also asked to run in the name of X Factor boyband JLS! Having been friends of the band long before the fame! and one of the band members being in a long term relationship with my best friend, it was only naturel when asked by the JLS boys if Ed and I would run the Marathon in there trade mark JLS tee -shirts! JLS were in the final 10 on ITV X Factor in 2008, so this was part of there campaign to get the JLS name out there! And what better way to promote while running a half marathon.
Ed made great time in this race, and got many cheers from the ladies sporting the JLS Green Tee shirt. (Ed did finish long before myself, I guess I blame that on my behalf, lack of training for this race.
Its a great feeling to complete a race! especially when you don’t stop and continue to keep running! its all in the name of charity so its good to support such great causes and raise money and awareness.
I highy recommend that once in your life try a half marathon, you don’t have to run it, many walk it, some even in fancy dress. I’m determined this next year to train hard as this picture below amuses me, I finnished the race but I am about to throw up with complete exhaustion! (not one to take myself too seriously) it was all good fun!;-) feel free to laugh at the picture! it makes me laugh every time I see it! I’m sure the JLS boys were still proud!