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Waving hello
20-May-2014 02:46:34 AM [(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time: Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London]

Waving hello from the UK.

I figured I'd best get this blog up and running if I want to have any form of contact with the outside world once I'm actually in Madagascar.  The whole thing is now getting nearer and more real - and I still haven't even written a full kit list out, nor know what trainers I'm going to be getting/wearing and hopefully not blistering (too much) in!

I class myself as a very new runner, having only started training back in February 2013 - I figure that doing a walk/run once a week (and only 10 minutes running at any one time) before ending up looking like a boiled tomato at the end of 40 minutes lunch break doesn't really count!

So aim of the run - to survive would be nice, completing it... even better.  To have no blisters when I step foot on the plane home... hmmm, that could be classed as a bit delusional

Looking forward to meeting everyone when I get out there... hopefully avoid the black rats... bubonic plague... malaria... kidnapping (thanks FCO website for that one)... and definitely the spiders!

What an adventure it's going to be...

Michelle
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MICHELLE PAYNE
RacingThePlanet: Madagascar 2014

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London and Essex, UK

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Counsellor and Legal PA

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MICHELLE PAYNE
RacingThePlanet: Madagascar 2014 competitor

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Hometown
London and Essex, UK

Profession
Counsellor and Legal PA

Why are you competing?
As well as raising funds and awareness for the UK
charity Refuge, to challenge myself to go from new
runner (Feb 2013) to double multi-day ultra stage
runner (Aug/Sep 2014) in 18 months

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