There's twelve days to go before I run the Belfast Marathon in some medieval armour; the heavy part is the big chainmail vest (or maille haubergeon, if you like) that currently weighs in at just over 10kg or 22lb.
I wanted to see if I could raise some funds for the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children (RBHSC) by doing something a bit different. That, and to amuse those people who know me & my general lack of fitness.
My two year old son required a week in the neurosurgery ward a year ago, and all is well now - though I wanted to do more than just feel grateful to the dedicated medical staff. And this is it.