Welcome to week eight of your training plan
The plan focuses on building your half marathon running specific fitness over 16 weeks so that by the end you are ready for your event. The plan is progressive but you can jump in at a position that matches your current training load if you are already training.
We will be sending out training plans for the next eight weeks via email, if at any point you do not receive your email please contact us.
Keep people up to date with how things are progressing. You're half way through your training for the event now and should have some stories to tell. Don't forget to update your media contacts and/or website with your sponsorship totals.
Be aspirational, personable and encouraging. You are raising funds for an extremely worthwhile charity that helps thousands of people each year. Be persistent but never pushy, we still want you to be speaking to your friends and family after completing the Run.
Diabetes facts and stats
Throughout the weeks we will provide you with some statistics and information about diabetes to help your fundraising message have a greater impact
This week: Diabetes is the biggest cause of blindness in the working age population
On the sponsorship forms and on the online donations, your supporters will be asked if they would like to Gift Aid their donation. Please ensure that as many people as possible tick the Gift Aid box plus give their full name and address (postcodes are essential) as it allows us to claim an extra 25p for every pound raised. It doesn’t cost your supporters any extra to Gift Aid their donation.