The Edinburgh Marathon
Trainee Software Tester Ben Frost recently ran the Edinburgh Marathon in aid of Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity managing to raise a total of £1325.
"You'll all be (possibly) pleased to know I survived the marathon and had a finishing time of 4hrs & 35 mins! After spending a very comfortable time up until 16 miles of running I then spent the remainder struggling for breath and inhaling banana flavoured energy gels like it was going out of fashion. Thankyou to everyone that donated, you guys gave me a lot of money for a very worthwhile cause so give yourself a pat on the back (i'm not going to do it as there's 100 of you and that would be impractical."
"My name's Ben Frost and I'm a Trainee Software Tester at Edge. The reason I ran the marathon was because in the past any fundraising efforts I had carried out for the Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity (then Yorkhill Children's Charity) was fairly sedentary, they were 24 hour gaming marathons where of course there isn't much movement taking place and the hardest thing about it is staying awake for the event so I figured that running (crawling) a marathon would be a bit better than risking blood clots in my legs. People tend to be more willing to part with money for charity if you're getting hurt along the way!"
"The care that the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow provides for children and their families in some of the most difficult times of their lives is incredibly important so to run for a charity that provides them with some of the funds to help them carry out their work is a privilege."