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[Finished all 26.2 miles in just under six hours; 5:59:21.]
[Latest pics and info are on the Chainmail Marathon blog.]

Hi all,

We are raising funds for the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children (RBHSC).

Rob is going to run the full Belfast Marathon in some medieval armour; the heavy part is the big chainmail vest (or maille haubergeon, if you like) that currently weighs in at 11kg or 24lb. (photo back up soon)

Ivan, in the role of concerned brother, is running alongside in a different costume - an inflatable cowboy.

Any donations you make are going to the Children's Hospital charity Helping Hand, current projects funded by the charity include pulmonary lung function test system and a multi-sensory play area.

Why?
A year ago, Rob's two year old son required a week in the neurosurgery ward, and thankfully all is well now.  He wanted to do more than just feel grateful to the dedicated medical staff.

Some links and information
ChainmailMarathon - A wee blog charting progress in the few days before the marathon.
Belfast City Marathon - course map and other information
Helping Hand - the Children's Hospital charity

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Raising money for

Helping Hand

Helping Hand

Charity Registration No. n/a

Helping Hand was established by the medical staff at The Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children with the single aim of improving healthcare for children attending the hospital which is the regional referral unit for most of the paediatric specialties in Northern Ireland. Charity No. XR18800

Donations 25

Donation by Wei Liew on 11/05/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

05:59:21 - that sort of time is easily worth fifty quid!

Donation by SM on 11/05/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

We couldn't get this close and miss the grand mark old boy.

Donation by Ivan on 08/05/09

£40.00

+ £11.28 Gift Aid

well done boys!

Donation by Colleen on 07/05/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Ivan, you look worryingly at ease looking like a t*t! Hope it went well for you both.

Donation by Owen, J, Megs & Cole on 04/05/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good Luck!!

Donation by Dearbhla Loughran on 04/05/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Hope you took Molly on your training runs Ivan

Donation by Nigel & Lorraine on 04/05/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Thought you'd have worn the cowboy suit to work to get used to it at least

Donation by Francis on 02/05/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

could you knit me one of those!

Donation by Mark on 01/05/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Good luck Rob!

Donation by Tim Trainor on 01/05/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Good luck

Donation by James Finnegan on 30/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck guys

Donation by Dave Brown on 30/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Don't sweat. chainmail will rust!

Donation by Paul & Stella on 30/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

All the best. I'd say any dragons in Belfast are kecking it!

Donation by Steven Egan on 30/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Best of Luck Guys.

Donation by Lorraine Mason on 30/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good Luck

Donation by Antonio on 30/04/09

£10.00

You are out of your tree. Nic you have our sympathy.

Donation by Trevor & Pauline Houston on 28/04/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Donation by NC on 28/04/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Good Luck

Donation by Dave on 28/04/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Good luck guys!!!

Donation by John Davey on 28/04/09

£11.50

+ £3.24 Gift Aid

The picture is worth 25 quid alone!

Donation by Stephen Morrow on 27/04/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Madness! your totally crazy! but its for a good cause :)

Donation by Roger Rooney on 27/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

good luck

Donation by Michael Gu on 27/04/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

By the power of greyskull

Donation by Simon Shanks on 27/04/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

The money I'd have spent on some running socks Up & Running donated.

Donation by Up and Running on 24/04/09

£8.50

+ £2.40 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£550.00
  • Offline donations£1,582.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,132.00
  • Gift Aid£152.31

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