Today, the 1st of August, is the day of Islay's Half Marathon. The Islay Half Marathon started in 1986 and involves a 13 mile 192yd run from the village of Bowmore on Islay out to Islay Airport and back in a circular route. One of the runners is Jim Lutomski from Port Ellen and he is fundraising for self-help Africa. Jim: "Once again I'm running for Self-Help Africa who make so much good happen with such a little efffort from folks like me. It's reckoned that it takes only about Â£100 to lift a rural African family out of poverty and into relative dignity which throws our lives into perspective- my running shoes cost more than that! Last year I was running to give thanks for emerging from years of M.E. to a better level of health , this year I may continue that forward leap a stage further. Many runners say it's a spiritual journey as much as a physical feat. For me that means practical solidarity with my sisters and brothers worldwide. I invite you to share my wee gesture and so share the joy of moving forward together to better things in this world of ours. Thanks for your support, blessings, Jim."
To sponsor Jim you can visit his page at www.justgiving.com/Jim-Lutomski/