As a new runner at the grand old age of 57, I have decided to start this blog to record my running to date and to show that life does not have to slow down just because other people are expecting you to. Nothing annoys me more than someone saying, don't you think you are too old to start running? or don't you think you should be slowing down and taking it easy?
This photo shows me at the start of the Paras 10 mile race wearing a 40lb bergen. (No 410).
SMRT is a registered charity (Charity Commission No. 501885). Like other mountain and cave rescue teams in the UK receives no funding from central Government. The team is run entirely by volunteers and has no paid members of staff.
The everyday funding of SMRT is by donations from the public. It costs about £24,000 per year to maintain the service that SMRT provides. This money comes from a variety of sources: collecting boxes throughout the area, kind donations from various groups, individuals or organisations, street collections; and fund raising events such as there winter slide shows
The money raised is used to pay for insurance, maintenance and running of there two emergency vehicles, operating and up keep of there base, and the replacement of rescue and medical equipment (all of which has a finite life span or can suffer damage through wear and tear).