Free Falling

It’s that time of year where i think about what charity event i want to do. I usually like to only ask for one event a year where i ask for sponsorship as i feel that people are reluctant to sponsor multiple events.

The past two years i have done the 8 mile walk that is part of the Belfast Marathon. I kind of fancied something different this year and i’ve kind of been and done the marathon walk twice now. I have done the walk with Ushi both times, but i am not sure how long she would want to walk that far. She is still fit and working well, but baring in mind her age, i’m not sure if she would do another 8 miles in one go.

I’ve decided that on the 20th March 2016, i shall be abseiling off the Europa hotel in Belfast. I will be doing it for
Angel Eyes NI
Along with a couple of others. We are all doing it for Angel Eyes NI. A company called
The Belfast activity centre
Will be the ones supervising the abseil and providing the equipment needed and such. I have done things like artifficial caving which was great craic, so i know the activity centre will have us in safe hands.

So, if anyone would like to sponsor me, you can
Visit my just giving page
Or text The code “EUAB69” followed by a space and your amount to 70070. You can donate anything from £1 up to £10 on the Just text gicing.

Thank you in advance for your support. I’m wondering what i am letting myself in for 🙂


Belfast City Marathon 8 Mile Walk 2015

Today i took part in the 8 mile walk again as part of the Belfast city Marathon. For some reason, i didn’t really publish much about it on here. I noticed too this year that sponsorship was harder to come by. I think that was because it took me longer to put up a link because i wanted to make sure i had a guide first to walk with me and Ushi, before i set up a just giving page, in case i needed to pull out because of not having a guide. Thankfully that didn’t happen though.

So today, i was met by a lady from guide dogs as she was walking with me. We met at Central train station and headed down in to town that way. When we arrived, the runners were just setting off, so we would be setting off shortly after them. We waited for our friend to turn up with her guide, and off we went.

I braught Ushi along for the walk again, and we did a mixture of working and me being guided which she seemed to like. She didn’t mind working either. I made sure to offer her water at each water station too which she redily accepted.

I noticed this year there didn’t seem to be as much of a buzz about the event, but i think that was because last year when i did it, it was my first time, whereas this year i knew what to expect. We still got lots of support and encouragement, but it didn’t seem as busy as it was last year or something. I can’t quite place it.

We finished the walk in 2 hours and 38 minutes, which seemed faster than last year, but i can’t remember what that time was lol. I was quite surprised to be finished so early.

When we got to ormeau park, which was where the walk finished, we got our goody bag and our t shirts and stuff. We also got interviewed by U.TV for the news which was shown tonight. We finished at about 5 to 12, so i was able to get the 10 past one train home.

I can tell you now though, i’m starting to really flag, so i think an early night is deffinetly in order, since i’ve been up since half past 6 to make the 8 o’clock train. My legs are sore now, but i think that was because we ran for a few seconds to get to the finish line lol. My feet were roasting after the walk, but thankfully i don’t have any blisters which is good.

It was a brilliant day, and the craic and the company was good too. I don’t know if i will enter next years one though, especially because Ushi will be 7 and i like entering with her. I’ll have to see how she goes.

If anyone is wanting to sponsor me, my page is
Here
And it’s open for another 3 months. I have reached my target, but every little helps, as they say.

I would like to thank everyone for making today such great craic. I think i shall head to bed shortly, and hope my legs aren’t too stiff in the morning lol. That’ll teach me for running at the end though.


Belfast City Marathon 2014 9 Mile Walk

I’m probably mad, but i have decided to enter the Belfast city marathon. I’m not doing the full marathon though. As my dad says, “only run when
you’re being chased”. Instead, i’m doing the 9 mile walk. I haven’t done anything like this before, and i’m still hmming and haing. It’s too late though
as i’ve already registered.

I’m doing the walk for
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angeleyes Northern Ireland
Which i’ve mentioned before. I figured that since they are a small charity and i believe support in the early days of a blind or partially sighted childs
life is vital. I am so greatful that my parents got the right support for me so that’s another reason why i am running, or walking, for angel eyes.

If anyone wants to register for their own charity, you can go to
The belfast city marathon page
It costs £24 to register and you have until the 5th April.

I didn’t want to turn this in to a begging post, bit if you fancy sponsoring me, you can go to
http://justgiving.com/torie-tennant
“>My just giving page
You can even text any aamount you want. Just text all caps BMCM51 to 70070.

I’ll be greatful for any amount, or even some company.

Thank you for supporting me or sharing or whatever. Sorry this is becoming a begging post though but i really do appreciate anything that you can give.