It’s a distant, painful memory now but I completed the #London2Cambridge 100km Ultra Challenge over the weekend of Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th August. I’m fully recovered now so it’s time I wrote it up on the blog, though I did post elsewhere on social media at the time. I finished 431 out of 433 finishers from 560 participants doing the full 100km in a time of 31hrs, 53mins, 22secs.
If i’m honest, I hadn’t to date seen enough of James McAvoy’s work to fully appreciate his range as an actor. I loved him in X-Men: First Class - but then the X-Men movies haven’t disappointed yet - and as the Mr Tumnus in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. That said, I haven’t yet seen The Last King of Scotland, which earned him a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor, nor Atonement, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination and his second BAFTA nomination for Best Leading Actor.
We were lucky enough to have been invited by one of our lovely friends to attend the Royal College of Music this evening to watch the Students’ Union Film Orchestra perform a selection of cinematic classics. Conducted by Richard Miller, SFO Principal Conductor, the performance began with Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s suite from Kings Row (1942); a triumphant, rousing soundtrack with more than a little similarity at times to the main section of the evening’s entertainment to come.
As part of Pinktober, aka Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we went to see the Women of Rock concert at the Royal Albert Hall last Sunday. It was organised by the Hard Rock Cafe and Gloria Hunniford to raise money for the Caron Keating Foundation, in memory of her daughter, who sadly lost her fight with the disease in 2004.