I have recently successfully completed the half-marathon with a creditable time (considering it is apparently the slowest hilliest marathon ever). The event is still open for donations for those who didn't believe I could actually do it. Thanks to everyone who has donated so far and please continue to seek support for the NYOI. They are still striving for a lot more cash (6 figures) and so every penny really counts. The following link contains a short video about the orchestra which I would strongly urge you to watch.
(highlight the link above, copy it and paste it to your browser's address bar at the top)
All best wishes, Dave