Kate, on the left in the picture above, is a good friend of mine. Four years ago her Father was diagnosed with Progessive Supranuclear Palsy, a degenerative disease that comes on in later life. PSP is a little known disease but its affects are devastating, involving the gradual deterioration of selected areas of the brain.
Late last year, I decided to run the Flora London Marathon for the PSP Association, a body that does amazing work helping to fund research into finding a cure for PSP, and providing support for those affected. Those that know me know that I'm not a natural runner so this is no small thing for me, and before I started training the furthest I'd ever run was 10Km. My followers on twitter have been subjected to a steady tweet-stream of success/failure/pain/triumph as the distances have increased.
I've never asked for anything on this blog. But on April 26th I shall be running 26.2 miles for Kate and her family, and for all those others out there affected by this dreadful disease. So please, I'm asking you to spare whatever you can to support me by going here. It is a good thing you'll be doing. Thank you.