It is a month until race day! Wow this has been a long time coming. I am pretty nervous!! But hopefully it will be alright on the day….it is approaching pretty quick now!
I first found out I had a place in the Ernest Cooper Macmillan Cancer Support #Rideoftheirlives at York Racecourse in December 2019. Since then we have lived through a pandemic, lockdowns and numerous months of home schooling. As a result the training and fundraising has been somewhat interrupted! However, with things a bit more normal, the fundraising has picked up and I am proud of my running total, I just hope I can make it above £20,000 now. When I set out, I set an ambitious target of £15,000 and just hoped to make it. To now have £20,000 in sight, is amazing. I am blown away by the support from family, friends and other sponsors. I appreciate your support and hope I can make you proud on race day. Most importantly, I am thrilled to have raised such an amazing amount of money for such an important cause. Macmillan Cancer Support have continued through this difficult times to provide support to those that need them – thank you.
My training is picking up pace, I am riding out at Tim Easterby’s approx. 4 times a week. I won’t lie, I love it! This is being juggled with school holidays and work. When I am unable to ride out, I run around the roads of Westow. I will be honest, I much prefer riding out to running! In fact, running is not really my cup of tea but I am doing my best to get as fit as I can! Even this week whilst, working at the yearling sales at Goffs UK, I have been running every morning. I am also attending Jack Berry House for jockey training once a week with Russ Garrity. This is hard…..hopefully my partner on the day is more willing than the plastic equisizer!
I had two days at the Ebor Festival at York Races last week which certainly brought it home that race day was fast approaching….eek! It was a great week, made better by how well Tim’s horses ran. Lets hope they continue in the same form until the end of the season.
There are a few remaining fundraisers – Supper Club at Malton Relish on the 8th, 9th and 10th September 2021. Big thank you to Sophie for her support. There are some spaces if you fancy one of her lovely suppers…. Call Malton Relish on 01653 699389 or visit their website here
And the other is something that may appeal to farmers! WIN AN AGRIWELD/GRASSMEN FRONT WEIGHT up to 1500kg – in your choice of colourway with personalised name plate!
The Grassmen are showcasing one of Agriweld’s new 2021 model front weights to help promote awareness for this amazing cause and to show you all what you could win!
Raffle tickets: Only £10 each in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support
Raffle drawn: Friday 17th September 2021 at 7pm
Contact me for tickets – 07885 082324
Any sponsorship is so appreciated and can be done HERE