August ended up being another full month for fundraising for The Long Push 2012 after the date of the journey was pushed back from August to 8th/9th September. Details follow, but here, with the most important figure first, are the stats for August
- Thom Bleasdale Art : Sale of one of Thom's photographs on a skateboard deck - £120
- Donation by The Lions Club of Southport - £100
- Parkside Court Diamond Jubilee garden fete and Cream Tea together contributed - £350
Read about these donations in more detail elsewhere in the blog.
But August wasn't a good month for training, following the fall had in Blackpool at the end of July. I had to take time to let my knees recover and then had other problems with an Achilles tendon pull too. So only 11.1 miles skated in August, which was a pain. I kinda lost my training impetus, but on the positive side, I suppose I'll be fresh for the full 100 mile journey. Just got to get a few miles in this week.
Views of the blog rose over the 7000 mark, which is amazing. Please keep reading and sharing the link.
Facebook 'likes' grew by another 57 to go over and above the 500 mark. Excellent.Thanks to all who responded to my posts to share and get to 500 before The Long Push journey itself.
Much more to come this week. Stay tuned....