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10 Gems From Twitter:

I’m always keeping an eye out for new running-related tweeters and posting anything interesting/funny/useful on the @sirjogalot twitter account. But for those of you who can’t be at a computer 24/7, here’s a round up of 10 gems from the world wide web (all running related of course!).

If you have any gems like to contribute then please leave a comment!

1. The 50 Best Costumes At The 2009 London Marathon: http://bit.ly/2BXuqe

I recognise a few of these! I remember being passed by the Baywatch Hotties.

50 Best London Marathon Costumes

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Sponsor this block!

Lymphoma AssosiationSo I’ve managed to claw my way back into the London Marathon for 2010. Thanks to the Lymphoma Association, I’ll be donning a fluorescent green running vest in April 2010 and running around London with 40,000 other nutters (some of you may have noticed a new purple twinge to the site).

If you were lucky enough to have been given a ballot place, then count yourself lucky indeed! You had less than a 1 in 5 shot. 100,000 entrants will have been turned down to run in 2010. I was one of them so thank your lucky stars you even have a shot.

If you managed to grab a charity place then count yourself even luckier. To grab one of the 12,500 guaranteed places you have a 1 in 8 shot!

Unless you’re a celebrity, the hardest part of the London Marathon is getting in!

Sponsor this block...Guaranteed (Golden Bond) places come at a cost. Sponsorship targets range from £1000 – £2500 and most charities will make you sign a form to say that you will have banked the money by a certain date. For the 2009 marathon my target was £2000, which I smashed by over £400. But in order to do that I had to win an amateur video competition, beg my company for a sizeable donation and rely on the huge generosity of my friends and family, who will no doubt be suffering from ‘donor fatigue’ this time around.

I’ll be covering off unique ways to raise money in this blog in the months to come. But before that I have to plug my own!

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