BOSTON STRONG: Running to Give Back
By Douglas Emslie, Tarsus Group Managing Director
I strongly believe that we as an industry need to do more to give back to our communities. To practice what I preach, this year I will be running the Boston marathon on behalf of a local Boston charity that does a fantastic job for the Newton community – NWW Committee for Community Living.
HERE is a link if you would like to support my running on behalf of this great non-profit!
I’m planning to write a monthly blog on my challenge, which will go out on TSNN.com and on social media. So here is my first-ever blog!
The year 2018 ended as it had started - with a race in Dubai. Last January I ran the Dubai marathon and in December I ran the Dubai Creek half marathon. I’m not sure running in the heat was good preparation for Boston in April, but the highlight of the December race was running with Gerda Steyn, one of the top female marathon runners in South Africa.
The Christmas holidays were a great opportunity to start to build the endurance base and I was pleased to have completed two 50-mile weeks under my belt. The highlight was training in Scotland at minus 4 Celsius, while running 12 miles of the West Highland Way (see photo). My wife thought it odd that I was the only one running in shorts!
January’s plan is to continue to build the endurance base, and I’m luckily able to build a couple of races into my travel schedule.
Early January is Vegas for CES and I will be running a half marathon on route in Long Beach, Ca. - I’m hopeful it will be warmer than Scotland! Then later in January, I will be running the Farnborough half marathon around the Farnborough Airshow site - part of my spying mission for the Dubai Airshow.
If anyone else in the industry is running Boston, please get in touch as it would be good to build our trade show running community.
I am very proud to be running for all the fantastic people who are served by NWW.
Please consider donating HERE to support me running on their behalf in Boston.
Besides individual donors, Douglas' fundraising for NWW is being generously supported by the following corporate sponsors: