Story

Hello all,

Thank you for checking out my page. During 2011 I started running marathons for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, attempting to run 52 official marathons throughout the year. I'm doing this for the hospital because in 2005 I was serving with the British Army out in Basra, Iraq and unfortunately got injured. January 2010 saw the last of my operations.

Now I've decided I can give a little more and have now extended my challenge to run 100 official marathons between 2011 - 2012.

To make everything a little more challenging I have joined the charity 'Walking With The Wounded', an organisation which helps retrain and reintergrate injured soldiers for future life outside the military. So with WWTW I will be climbing some iconic mountains between the marathons

To all the staff who work, or have worked on the Burns Unit during my time there, I thank you. This one's for you.

Karl

The Challenge

 

                                                   2011

January 1st = Zurich Midnight Marathon, Switzerland

January 8th = Goofy Half Marathon, Florida, USA

January 9th = Goofy Marathon, Florida, USA 

January 16th = Phoenix, Arizona Marathon, USA 

January 23rd = Milwaukee, Wisconsin Marathon, USA 

January 30th = ING Miami, Florida Marathon, USA 

February 6th = Tallahassee, Florida Marathon, USA 

February 13th = Mardi Gras, New Orleans Marathon, USA 

February 19th = Devon Cross Country Marathon, England 

February 27th = Malta Marathon, Malta 

March 6th = Barcelona Marathon, Spain 

March 13th = Bedford Clanger Marathon England 

March 20th = Cotswold Marathon, England 

March 25th = Jerusalem Marathon, Israel 

April 3rd = The Sussex Marathon Festival, England 

April 10th = Bungay, Suffolk Marathon, England 

April 17th = Vienna City Marathon, Austria 

April 23rd = Cape Town Ultra Marathon 35 Mile, South Africa

May 1st = Vancouver Marathon Canada 

May 8th = Shakespeare Marathon, Warwickshire England 

May 14th = Orpington Marathon England 

May 15th = Richmond Park Marathon England 

May 22nd = Copenhagen Marathon, Denmark 

May 28th = Stockholm Marathon, Sweden 

June 5th = Tenby Marathon, Wales 

June 11th = Luxembourg Marathon, Luxembourg 

June 18th = The Trionium Picnic Marathon, England

June 19th = Cheltenham Circular Marathon, England

June 25th = Seattle, Washington Marathon USA

 

July 1st - 4th = Wales training weekend, Walking With the Wounded

                          Snowdon, Wales (1085 Meters): Successful Summit

 

July 10th = Chichester Marathon England

July 16th = The Moors the Merrier, 28 Mile Ultra Marathon, England

 

July 17th - 24th = Chamonix France training week, Walking With the Wounded

                               Aiguille Du Tour, Switzerland (3540 Meters): Successful Summit

                               Gran Paradiso, Italy (4061 Meters): Successful Summit

 

July 31st = Faversham Marathon, England

August 7th = Dovedale Dipper Marathon, England

August 13th = Centurion Downs Marathon, Surrey, England

August 14th = Sailsbury 5-4-3-2-1 Marathon, England

August 20th = Helsinki Marathon Finland

 

August 27th - October 10th = Himalayas training, Walking With the Wounded

                                                 Manaslu, Nepal (8156 Meters): Successful Summit

 

October 16th = Amsterdam Marathon, Holland

October 22nd = Beachy Head Marathon, England

October 23rd = The Founders Challenge Marathon, England

October 29th = Snowdonia Marathon, Wales

October 31st = Dublin Marathon, Ireland

November 6th = Rutland Water Marathon, England

November 11th = Druids Challenge Day 1 (29 Miles), England

November 12th = Druids Challenge Day 2 (28 Miles), England

November 13th = Druids Challenge Day 3 (28 Miles), England

November 27th = Florence Marathon Italy

December 4th = Lisbon Marathon Portugal

December 10th = Saxon Shore Hardcore Marathon (Day 1) England

December 11th = Saxon Shore Hardcore Marathon (Day 2) England

December 17th = Andover Marathon, England

December 18th = Portsmouth Coastal Marathon England

December 22nd = Winter Enigma Marathon (Day 2) England

December 25th = Tipton, Unofficial Homecoming Marathon, England

December 31st = Liverbird New Year Marathon (Day 1), England

 

                                                     2012

 

January 1st = Liverbird New Year Marathon (Day 2), England

January 7th = Birthday/Charity Night

January 15th = Hong Kong, China Coast Marathon, China

January 22nd = Gloucester Marathon, England

 

January 24th - 29th = Cumbria Walking With the Wounded Mt. Everest Training.

 

February 4th = The Pilgrim Challenge (Day 1), England

February 5th = The Pilgrim Challenge (Day 2), England

February 9th =Quadzilla Marathon (Day 1), England

February 19th = Cotswolds Marathon, England

 

February 20th - 29th = Austria Walking With the Wounded Mt. Everest Training.

 

March 4th = Antalya Marathon, Turkey

March 10th = Grantham ULTRArace, England

March 11th = Blackpool Marathon, England

March 17th = Great Barrow Challenge, England

March 18th = Brighton Trail Marathon, England

 

March 29th - June 7th = Mt. Everest Summit Attempt with Walking With the Wounded.

 

June 4th = Queen's Diamond Jubilee Beacon Lighting, Snowdon Summit

June 17th = Bungee Jumping!

June 24th = Cheltenham Circular Challenge, England

July 1st = Olympic Torch, Solihull

July 7th = Enigma Summer Festival (Day 1), England

July 8th = Enigma Summer Festival (Day 2), England

July 15th = Fairlands Valley Challenge, England

 

July 22nd - 29th = Mont Blanc Attempt, The Alps

 

August 4th = Total Warrior Challenge 10k, England

August 5th = Dovedale Dipper Marathon, England

August 12th = Salisbury Marathon, England

August 17th = VO Angelsey Coast Challenge (Day 1), Wales

August 18th = VO Angelsey Coast Challenge (Day 2), Wales

August 19th = VO Angelsey Coast Challenge (Day 3), Wales

August 24th = Shark Diving, Chester, England

August 30th = Ireland Quadrathon (Day 1)

August 31st = Ireland Quadrathon (Day 2)

September 1st = Ireland Quadrathon (Day 3)

September 2nd = Ireland Quadrathon (Day 4)

September 9th = Tallinn Marathon, Estonia

September 13th = Cyclothon UK 12 Hour Cycle

September 21st = The Toad Thames Path Ultra (Day 1), England

September 22nd = The Toad Thames Path Ultra (Day 2), England

September 23rd = The Toad Thames Path Ultra (Day 3), England

September 28th = Fire Walking, England

October 4th - 13th = Amazonian Jungle Ultra Marathon, Brazil

October 21st = Dresden Marathon, Germany

October 26th = London Woolwich Tunnel Marathon, England

October 27th = Beachy Head Marathon, England

October 29th = Dublin Marathon, Ireland

October 31st = Enigma Staffordshire Marathon, England

November 2nd = Pembrokeshire Coast Challenge (Day 1), England

November 3rd = Pembrokeshire Coast Challenge (Day 2), England

November 4th = Pembrokeshire Coast Challenge (Day 3), England

November 9th = The Druid Challenge (Day 1), England

November 10th = The Druid Challenge (Day 2), England

November 11th = The Druid Challenge (Day 3), England

November 19th - 23rd = Antarctic Ice 100K Ultra Marathon

December 2nd = Las Vegas Marathon, Nevada, USA

December 9th = Honolulu Marathon, Hawaii, USA

December 15th = Enigma Christmas Marathon, England (Day 1)

December 16th = Enigma Christmas Marathon, England (Day 2)

December 23rd = Portsmouth Coastal, England

December 27th = Holly Winter Challenge Marathon, England

December 31st = Liverbird Liverpool Marathon, England

 

Updates soon!

Raising money for

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity

Charity Registration No. 1093989

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity is the official charity of the Queen Elizabeth & Selly Oak hospitals in Birmingham, including the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine where military patients are treated from around the world. Find out more at www.qehb.org. Your support is much appreciated.

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Truly inspirational and a great role model!

Donation by GREIG WALKER on 30/06/13

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Donation by Holly Litchfield on 02/04/13

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Donation by Steven Clarke on 25/01/13

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Donation by Anonymous on 02/01/13

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You are an inspiration saw you on Prince Harry challenge and have followed you ever since. You are a wonderful man

Donation by jayne pearson on 31/12/12

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Congratulations.... enjoy a little time off in 2013 before your next project!! Lynn, Mark, Karl & Uschi x

Donation by Mark Baugh on 30/12/12

£25.00

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A great achievement, well done.

Donation by Anne, Swindon on 20/12/12

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We're totally amazed by what you do mate, just a small amount to hopefully help.

Donation by Jilly & Steve on 10/12/12

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A true hero! From an ex Royal Engineer!

Donation by Richard Houston on 27/11/12

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Donation by Alexander Rolfe on 26/11/12

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Donation by Anonymous on 26/11/12

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What an achievement. Best of luck

Donation by Becky haggerty on 26/11/12

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Truly inspirational! So pleased you have found someone to share your life and love with.

Donation by Louise Fox on 26/11/12

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Donation by Lorena Woodfine on 17/11/12

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I was DRAGON Coy CSM when you were A Coy in Iraq. So glad you are on the mend. Proud of you as a STAFFORD and as the person you are.Take Care, Baz.

Donation by Scott Barrett on 17/11/12

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I trained at QE as a Physio and I was inspired by your endeavours. Brilliant! Good luck.

Donation by Sarah Robertson Smith on 14/11/12

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U r amazing & u seem very cool. We've chatted @ Twitter - I'm MizLizW- I've encouraged u 2 do the Iditarod b/c your dogs r so v. cute. Cheers!

Donation by Elizabeth Wexler on 09/11/12

£50.00

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Karl, Please accept this from the locals at Ye Olde White Lion, Orpington, Kent, Good luck mate nearly at the 200

Donation by Kevin French on 06/11/12

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Good work Dude!!!!

Donation by Phil (Foxy) Hadley on 02/11/12

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I think you'd give Forrest Gump a run for his money!!

Donation by Lee Wilson on 02/11/12

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Your unfailing support of the Trust and Charity is amazing, thank you.

Donation by Julia Ricks on 01/11/12

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Donation by Jackie Harvey on 27/10/12

£10.00

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It was amazing to watch you finish the Jungle Marathon Karl - you're determination is truly inspiring. hope the feet arn't too sore!

Donation by Hiba on 15/10/12

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Great to run a few miles with you at the weekend Karl - you are a true gent. See you on a road or trail again soon hopefully.

Donation by John K on 26/09/12

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Well run!

Donation by Allyson on 05/09/12

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Donation summary

  • * Online donations£9,694.00
  • Offline donations£3,675.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£13,369.00
  • Gift Aid£2,187.83

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