Sarah McDonald

Run Hackney Half Marathon

For Workers Fund Iran

Jun 22 2014

Sep 22 2014

Run Hackney Half Marathon photo

WFI team pre marathon 2012

Workers Fund Iran do excellent work raising practical solidarity with working class people (employed and unemployed) in Iran. Iranians suffer both from the effects of US-led sanctions and the neoliberal and repressive policies of their own regime. These factors combined with the global economic crisis have resulted in intolerable conditions for the mass of people in Iran. Inflation has skyrocketed, unemployment is rife, and even amongst those who have jobs many have to go months without receiving wages. Worker activists who seek to organise to improve their conditions are regularly arrested, imprisoned, tortured and even killed. They deserve our solidarity. Please give generously to Workers Fund Iran.

This will be my first major running undertaking since running Vienna marathon for WFI, 2012... and I have no illusions about the pain in store for me and for the many friends and colleagues who will suffer my endless moaning about it (if not for me, at least make a donation so they don't suffer in vain!). I have talked a few colleagues into running this new half marathon route round LB Hackney for their charities of choice. If you're in London on June 22, why not come along and support us? Make a last minute solidarity donation and take us out for a pint!

Event Location: London (Greater London)

Event Category: Active & Health > Running

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  • well done sarah x

    veronica and kirsten McPhail, 02 Jul 2014

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  • Finally!

    emily, 28 Jun 2014

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  • Well done 1:53 is fantastic

    yassamine mather, 22 Jun 2014

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  • Enjoy the run.

    Dave Isaacson, 21 Jun 2014

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  • Rather you than me! Good luck, comrade x

    Mark Fscher, 20 Jun 2014

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  • Keep on running, all the best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6LVI1gDswg

    Simon, 16 Jun 2014

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  • Happy running. Good cause. Looking forward to seeing you there.

    Franck, 09 Jun 2014

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  • Best of luck with the sunshine :)

    Ian Donovan, 09 Jun 2014

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