My name is Gary Davies from Nebo, Llanon in West Wales aged 28 years old. Now a retired rugby player due to 2 knackered knees, I have now taken up a challenge of raising money for Cancer Research UK by running 24 marathons in 12 months.

Starting on New Year’s Day in Liverpool, a list of the following races can be seen below. I’ve decided to raise money for Cancer Research UK because over the past few years, I’ve lost members of family and friends, whilst seen others have battled and come through the illness. Hopefully, reaching the target of £10,000, this money will help in trying to find a cure.

I would be grateful if you would be able to sponsor me in my challenge, even if it's a couple of pounds or £'s per marathon, every penny counts.

If there's anyone out there who wants to join me in some of the races, here are my contact details :

E-Mail : Facebook : Gary Davies

Twitter: @nebogary

Thank you for your donation!!!

1. Liverbird Double Marathon, Liverpool - 01/01/2013 - COMPLETED with Eleri Connor
2. Endurancelife Coastal Anglesey Marathon - 19/01/2013 RACE CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER (running with Geraint 'Gegsi Williams & Llyr Bulb Lewis)

2. Endurancelife South Devon Marathon - 09/02/2013 COMPLETED
3. The Belvoir Challenge, Harby, Leics - 23/02/2013 COMPLETED
4. Ras Dewi Sant - 02/03/2013 (running with Eleri Connor) COMPLETED

5. Northampton Marathon - 31/03/2013 COMPLETED
6. Blackpool Marathon - 07/04/2013 COMPLETED
7. London Marathon - 21/04/2013 COMPLETED
8. Greater Manchester Marathon - 28/04/2013 COMPLETED
9. Belfast City Marathon - 06/05/2013 COMPLETED
10. Edinburgh Marathon - 26/05/2013 COMPLETED

11. The Great Barrow Challenge - 08/06/2013 COMPLETED
12. Trail Marathon Wales, Snowdonia National Park - 22/06/2013 COMPLETED
13. Giants Head Marathon, Dorset 29/06/2013 - COMPLETED
- London Cardiff 24 (Team Challenge) - 06/07/2013 - COMPLETED
14. The Wales Marathon, Tenby - 14/07/2013 (running with Geraint Thomas) - COMPLETED

15. Bath Marathon - 28/07/2013 - COMPLETED
16. Salisbury 54321 Marathon - 11/08/2013 (running with Chris Glanville) - COMPLETED

17. Wolverhampton Marathon - 01/09/2013 - COMPLETED
18. Wye Valley Marathon - 08/09/2013 - COMPLETED
19. Chester Marathon - 06/10/2013 (running with Owain Felindre Jones, Celt Thomas & Aneurin Miles) COMPLETED
20. Toronto Marathon, Canada (running with Buddug Lloyd-Davies) COMPLETED
21. Snowdonia Marathon - 26/10/2013 - COMPLETED

22. Valencia Marathon - 16/11/2013 (running with Bulb Lewis, Aled Thomas) - COMPLETED

23. Newcastle Racecourse Marathon (Running with Buddug Lloyd Davies & Helen Mai Glanville) - 08/12/2013 - COMPLETED
24. Liverbird Double Marathon, Liverpool - 31/12/2013

Updates 8

7th Marathon completed in London - What a marathon, great support for the full 26miles. Finished in 5:24hrs as legs seized with 5 miles to go, sore to bend my legs. Nice to see wife, sister, mother & father at different points in the race. 3rd of 6 marathons in the next 7 weeks.

22/11/13 12:39

6th Marathon completed in Blackpool. Finished in 5:10:14, run was ok but feet suffered badly in this one. Long straights on a 2 lap course, sunny but very windy, to be expected. No chauffer on this one as the wife was ill! Makes a change going to Blackpool & not on a stag do!

22/11/13 12:37

5th marathon completed in Northampton. 12 laps of the park seems boring, but enjoyed this one! A new PB of 4:54:11. Car wouldn't start after the race but managed to get it going in the end! Target time has been set to be beaten!

14/06/13 21:48

4th Marathon completed in St Davids. Very hilly race completed in 6hrs 14 mins. Race started immediately with a steep hill, a sign of things to come. The views on the way were incredible, but after 17 miles, views were the last thing on my mind. A nice break until the next race.

12/04/13 20:18

3rd Marathon in Northampton completed in 5hrs 48mins. Great race, cakes, sandwiches, sweets, drinks at every 6.5 miles, a marathon where you actually put on weight! A bit muddy, a few hills, very happy with the time. Feels like i'm getting better at this! Roll on Ty Ddewi next wk

11/03/13 19:06

Raising money for

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666

Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We are fighting cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives. We are entirely funded by the public. With your help, we can ensure more people beat cancer.

Donations 226

Llongyfarchiadau-teimlo fel nes I cyfranu i'r training wrth chwarae badminton da ti blynydde nol!

Donation by Nia Al-Samarrai on 11/04/14


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Arwyn, Gwenno a teulu Maesbeidiog on 11/04/14


+ £50.00 Gift Aid

Some work Gary! Well done to you. Ive got a bottle of Jameson ready for you here if needed. Surely with all this training you are in proper fighting form!

Donation by Paul Fingleton on 06/04/14


Golew Gary! Llongyfarchiadau ar gyflawni camp a hanner!

Donation by Gareth, Bridget ac Elain on 30/03/14


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Llongyfarchiadau i ti Gary! Hollol anhygoel!

Donation by Hedydd Jones on 21/03/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Ffantastic Gary. Hapus i fod yr un i gario ti dros £30,000, fel caries i ti dros y lein yn Tenby a fel caries i ti am yr holl flynydde na'n chware rygbi. Da iawn ti!!

Donation by Geraint a Nia on 18/03/14


+ £31.25 Gift Aid


Llongyfarchiadau mawr i ti ar gyflawni dy sialens - ffantastic. xx

Donation by Bethan (Gonc) a Andrew Jones on 25/02/14


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

The foundations were laid in Llanybydder, where adversity was part of every day life, especially the rugby field !!! Glad to see that you have embraced every challenge since. Da iawn y Cawr.

Donation by Dodo on 25/02/14


+ £45.00 Gift Aid

Llongyfarchiadau ar gyflawni dy her / Congrats on completing your challenge. Cyfraniad o'n diwrnod agored / Donation from our open day.

Donation by Meithrinfa'r enfys on 25/02/14


+ £50.00 Gift Aid

Hey Gary, Mum (Carol) told me about your fantastic achievement, fair play, that's something to be very proud of. Congratulations, if you're in Dublin, make sure to look us up

Donation by Andrew Davies on 25/02/14


Llongyfarchiade hiwj Brawd!! Ni mor browd ohonot! O'dd e'n gret ca'l rhedeg cwpwl o farathons gyda ti!! xx

Donation by Chris a Helen on 20/02/14


+ £60.00 Gift Aid

Hell of an effort boi. Ddim yn gwbod shwt nes di fe. Sori bo ni mor hwyr yn rhoi donation!

Donation by Aled a Heledd on 18/02/14


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Congrats Gary on your amazing achievement, truly outstanding.

Donation by Gareth , Sharon, and family. on 03/02/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Llongyfarchiadau i ti (ac i Buddug!) Camp a hanner!

Donation by Sara & Eifion on 29/01/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Llongyfarchiadau Garry am oroesi sialens 24/12......hero!

Donation by Gegs, Rhiannon & Alis on 26/01/14


+ £31.25 Gift Aid

Llongyfarchiadau mawr I ti! Sialens a hanner wedi'u gwbwlhau! peint nawr te!

Donation by Gareth, Eirwen a Rhys Hafodiwan on 26/01/14


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Good job Gary!!!

Donation by Prys a Teleri xx on 26/01/14


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Da iawn Gary- ti yn haeddu bob ceiniog.

Donation by Gethin Jones on 25/01/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid


Donation by Bet Evans on 25/01/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Llongyfarchiade' hiwj i ti Gary 'Tal!' #respect!! Joia'r ymlacio nawr! Cariad Masif, Sioned Sosej a Bradley xx

Donation by Sioned Sosej on 24/01/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Rhian Jones on 24/01/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Llongyfarchiadau mawr i ti Gary!

Donation by Diane Davies on 21/01/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Llongyfarchiadau ar dy gamp!

Donation by Dylan a Mari on 19/01/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Golew Gary. Rho rest i'r penlinie na nawr!

Donation by Lowri a Carys on 09/01/14


+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 09/01/14

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£7,412.98
  • Offline donations£23,050.14
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£30,463.12
  • Gift Aid£1,558.75

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