A message from Capt. Hamish Elliott on holiday in the UK.
I will be running in the "Great North Run" next Sunday, which is the UK's best known half marathon. Having never run further than 3 miles before, I started training during my last tour onboard across 12 countries and 5 different time zones. Things only really got serious though when I returned home at the end of July and I've managed to slowly increase the distance I can cover over the last 7 weeks. I'm running on behalf of a local charity from the North East of England "Cash for Kids" which supports all sorts of disadvantaged and disabled children and their families in Tyne & Wear area.
I have been interviewed by the local radio station, Metro Radio last week and will be interviewed again on Monday morning as they are interested in the fact that I am at sea, so will of course be mentioning Seabourn.
I have attached a picture of myself with my race number (There are over 50,00 runners). If anyone is interested in sponsoring me they can do so on line at Just Giving / Hamish Elliott or by using the following link: http://www.justgiving.com/hamishelliott
I appreciate any help you can give,
Thanks very much