With the aim of raising much needed funds for Farming for All's Farm Project, runners are being encouraged to dig out their best cow costume (we all have one somewhere in the back of the wardrobe don't we?!) and participate in the 2012 Udder Marathon.
Sponsorship and donations help pay for the Care Farm Project, which makes an invaluable difference to the lives of many vulnerable individuals who have suffered social or educational exclusion due to a wide range of problems, from mental health issues to homelessness or substance abuse. The project offers a low stress environment enabling participants to concentrate on their abilities and potential rather than limitations, thus building confidence and self esteem. The project has been hugely successful but funding is constantly needed to maintain and develop the services.
Fancy dress, cows only please (bulls possibly accepted), whether it be a full suit, a mask or some horns, adds to the fun of the day. You can hire or make costumes, and a cut out cow mask can be found on the website at www.farmingforall.org.uk, along with all the information you need to enjoy this great family day out for a truly worthwhile cause, including registration details.
So clearly you'll be running for high steaks, and it should be a nice day as the ‘Friesian’ weather looks to be behind us. If you're not in the moooooood for running you are welcome to just heifer gentle stroll round the course, but the main thing is to take the bull by the horns - and if your friends haven't herd about it, give them a bell and milk it for all it’s worth.... what, you want me to stop?!?!
Ok, just make sure when you have successfully completed the course, you give yourself a pat on the back!