Posts Tagged ‘Prague half-marathon’

Spring in our Steps

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Regular readers of this blog will know that three of us – Vanessa, Anna and I – ┬áhave been preparing over the past few months to run the Prague half-marathon, in support of IBTS’s Jubilee appeal. Last Saturday on a beautiful warm spring day we lined up with around 6500 other people to run through the streets of Prague.

A half-marathon is 21.0975 kilometres (13 miles 192 yards). It’s those last fifty centimetres that is hardest! The course took us along the banks of the Vltava river that flows through Prague, up and down each side.

I had run one half-marathon before, some ten years ago, when I was somewhat younger. I have now moved to the MM45 category, which sounds like the sort of additive you get warned about in fizzy drinks, but is actually to do with ages. Ten years ago, I had no idea what to expect, and I rather enjoyed the experience, so when I was talking with Vanessa in September and she mentioned that she was thinking of running the half-marathon for the Jubilee appeal, I thought it would be good to join in. (more…)

Running for IBTS

Friday, February 20th, 2009

The Course Leader of Contextual Missiology
The Personal Assistant to the Rector
A Master of Theology student in Applied Theology

What do the three folk above have in common?

They love IBTS and in 38 days they will sweat through a 21Km run to prove it! Tim Noble, Vanessa Lake and Anna Cheprasova are registered participants of Prague’s forthcoming Half Marathon and are training steadily for this event.

Since September, IBTS has been planning and thinking through how to celebrate the 60 year birthday of the seminary. This Diamond Jubilee is an exciting opportunity for everyone who has been influenced by the life and ministry of IBTS to reflect on and show their thanks and support.

One way to do this is through sponsoring these three in their Jubilee Jog thru Prague!

The IBTS website has a form which you can complete to make a simple painless transaction!

Here’s how!
1) Click on the “Online Donation form”.
2) Fill in all the blanks.
3) Tick the “Diamond Jubilee” line under Donation Details
4) Under “Additional Information” write something like Jubilee Jog or Half Marathon
5) Click “Send” and smile widely!

– Vanessa