FMC Targets – The Optimist v The Pessimist

Here at FMC we’re used to targets. However, since deciding to run the Lincoln 10k targets of a different kind have been cropping up in conversation.

These targets are less recruitment, more running (or jogging, or walking, you get the idea). They aren’t the kind of targets our team are used to, but when asked, we got a variety of responses. A real variety.

We have the optimists…

Some of our team have set themselves very real targets for completing the 10k, and we’re impressed by their dedication.

Ryan Tosh: ‘Looking to complete in under 55 minutes. No pressure…’
Ben Marum: ‘Sub 60 minutes’
James Skelton: ‘Ideally under the 1 hour mark’

Don’t worry, we’ll be holding them to these targets.

Then we have those with a slightly less rosy outlook…

You could call them pessimistic, you could call them realistic, either way, they’re rather amusing.

Gemma Sleight: ‘It’ll be a miracle if I even make it!’
Marcus Barker: ‘Two hours… but I may end up carrying Gemma’
Zuzana Hopton: ‘I doubt that making it to the end without passing out counts as a target’

And then we have our Managing Director, Iain…

His only target is to have finished ‘by night fall’. We’ll let you know how that one goes.

There is, however, one target that unites us all.

We’re determined to raise £2000 for CALM, a national charity dedicated to preventing male suicide in the UK. We’ve taken on the challenge of the Lincoln 10k as CALM is a cause close to all our hearts, and they really do save lives.

With just under four weeks to go until the big day, we’ve reached the halfway point in our fundraising, having raised over £1000. We need your help to double this so that we can reach (or even beat) our £2000 target. Any donation is hugely appreciated and will go a long way in helping CALM to save even more lives.

If you would like to donate (we’d love you to!) or find out more about our 10k challenge, visit our JustGiving page here.

From all the team at FMC