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Fixing broken things …

28 June; Author: World Cup Willy

Interesting times; I have broken things that need fixing. I’ve recently received my brand spanking new bike and already managed to break it and I’ve had to take a trip to the physio to get my knee checked out.

I’ve tried to look after my new bike and I pumped up the tyres last week before taking it out for its first proper ride and managed to break the inner tube where it joins the valve. Never used one of these Presta valves before and it seems they’re a whole lot more delicate than the old style Schrader valves that I am used to. I’ve got a lot of learning to do after 10 years out of the saddle with only 5 weeks until the big ride!

Recently been feeling some discomfort in my right knee, too, which shows it’s ugly face about 2 miles into a run. I’ve been expecting it to just disappear since the Watford 10k in May, it hasn’t disappeared yet, and with less than 9 weeks until the Ipswich Half Marathon, I thought I should get some expert advice. The area below my knee has been strapped up to try and pull some bits back into line and I’ve got to take it out for a test run to see if it works any better than before. Just waiting for the temperature to drop today …

Strapped up knee

Split inner tube

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What is this all about?

This is all about creating new futures for people ... through football. It's simple! And more than 500 people from across the world will have the opportunity by taking part in the 2010 Homeless World Cup. The event raises awareness of homelessness globally and drives people to change their lives with new health, jobs, homes, families and more. If you'd like to sponsor me, please click here.

Who am I?

I'm Wil, a football fan ... and now a volunteer at the 2010 Homeless World Cup. I've taken on the challenge of volunteering for the 2010 Homeless World Cup to combine my passion for football with a desire to help others. I'll be getting my hands dirty at the event, helping in a whole range of ways (lugging around equipment, directing teams, talking to the press, compiling results, writing blogs and more). It's a fantastic opportunity to get involved and to make a difference to so many other people's lives.