I still don’t know what is happening regarding Inspire acceditation. Despite Sue’s amazing efforts to crack the LOCOG bureaucracy engine we seem to be in limbo.
Meanwhile the London2012 Games is getting closer – less than 500 days now, and before you blink it will be less than a year to go!
Consequently I have decided to carry on with Walk2012 as if it is going to be an unofficial Olympics project rather than an Inspire project. Obviously if the situation changes I shall be delighted, but I don’t feel I can afford to hold off any longer.
It means that I will be trying to get articles in the press without the Inspire mark, which I *think* will make it a bit harder, but there has been a lot of encouragement from the many lovely people I have met while getting this project up and running, and so I’m hoping it won’t be too much of a barrier.
So, there’s gonna be some changes around here – yeehaw!
This blog has to grow into a more comprehensive website for one thing, so I shall be working on that, and of course I need a way for people to sign up for the walk, so if you know how to put up some kind of mailing list thingy on wordpress then please get in touch!
The biggest thing right now is publicising Walk2012 and fundraising.
Can you help?
Yes please, I thought you’d never ask
If you know a walking group or running group, or have contacts in the media, please put them in touch with me, or pass me their contact details and I’ll contact them.
If you blog about walking please link to this post.
If you tweet about walking please tweet this page.
Felix, Sam and I have created a video to help raise funds for Walk2012:
The fundraising website is here. If you can support us then fantastic, thank you very much. If you can tell your friends too then even better!
I think it’s going to be a hectic couple of months, but I want to get everything ready a year before the Olympics to give people the best chance of joining in, whether for a day, weekend, or the full 180 miles. All help and words of encouragement very gratefully received!