After finishing the Thames Meander Half Marathon this morning I found a text on my phone from talkSPORT’s Mark Saggers announcing he had nominated me for the Ice Bucket Challenge. Thanks Saggs…
Unless you have been living in isolation during the last couple of weeks, you will have heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge. Sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in the United States, it is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one’s head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research. It went viral throughout social media during the summer with major names taking part, including President George W Bush, Bill Gates and a host of NFL personalities. In the United Kingdom, people also participate in the challenge for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
According to Wikipedia, “The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and challenging others to do the same. A common stipulation is that nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation.”
So, Saggs, I accept your challenge and here is the footage of me aiding my post race recovery with a nice bucket of icy water. Brrrrrrr.