Story

After the success of 5gorunning last year welcome to 2 still standing.

Last year Cath & Matt's Great North Run adventure ended when they simultaneously crossed the line in 1hr 54 mins and 28 seconds - not bad huh? Well they felt pretty good about it. Then during post race discussion and after a glass or two of red wine (it's part of your five a day you know?) it was decided that they started too far back and actually ran 15+ miles overtaking people - including that amazing televised passing manouvre on Jim Rosenthal 20metres from the finish - so if they started in the right time zone and trained longer and harder what would be achievable.

1 hour 30.

So that's what they've been up to all summer, training, really hard, sometimes nearly twice a week!

Here comes the personal bit!

We appreciate that times are tough at the mo' and priorities may lie elsewhere, all we ask is for a pound or two (less than a pint!) or a message of support, if you can do both that'd be fantastic. All joking aside we are really going for it this year and all encouragement really does help and every single penny donated will go to an amazing cause.

Matt is running in memory of Mike Baker who lost his fight to leukemia a week before the run aged 34.

 

Thanks so much for taking a minute to read this and thanks for your support.

Raising money for

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

Charity Registration No. 216032

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is the only UK charity solely dedicated to research into blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Your contribution really will make a difference to the lives of the 30,000 people diagnosed every year with a blood cancer. beatingbloodcancers.org.uk

Donations 42

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Hi Matt, I'm glad I could take you over the top, so to speak. All the very best.

Donation by Uncky Andrew on 28/09/09

£20.00

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Well Done speed look forward to you speed run next year !

Donation by brian pithers on 28/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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On behalf of Fraser Smith - well done Matt!

Donation by Sophie Smith on 24/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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It's 11.57... IsSophinastropinalayby?IsNewcastlecheeringyourname?AreyoufeelingolderthanCPackhamlooks?

Donation by camilla smith santos on 20/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Donation by lee clarke on 19/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck Matt, will be watching for the sideburns whizzing across the telly!

Donation by Dave C on 19/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good Luck ! maybe I'll bump into you tomorrow. Have a good run.

Donation by Paul Davis on 19/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation by Mick Birch on 19/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck

Donation by Uncle Jack on 18/09/09

£35.00

+ £9.87 Gift Aid

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Also saw the link on the BBC blog - very moved by the article - all the best

Donation by Richard Layne on 17/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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In memory of Mike Baker and to the bravery of Carl Baker, Good luck with the run Matt. Steve SCFC

Donation by Steve Mannion on 17/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good Luck. x

Donation by Gayle Rouncivell on 15/09/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Mate

Donation by Mark Carr on 15/09/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Well Matt - all that hard training in the pool in the summer paid off! Well done.

Donation by Sue on 15/09/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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As promised, 1 exploding testicle to add to your total.

Donation by Matt Thackray on 15/09/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Proud of your efforts Matty, good luck to you

Donation by Robert Siney on 15/09/09

£5.00

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Donation by 502 on 15/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck - a very worthwhile cause as we all know too well

Donation by Stockport County fan on 15/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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I too saw the link to your fundraising page on a BBC Blog. All the best with the run and reaching your target!

Donation by Fiona Mackenzie on 15/09/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Hi Matt - Your run was mentioned on a BBC blog & felt I should give towards your target. Good luck with the target & time!!!

Donation by Ashley Ridler on 14/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck!

Donation by Mark Hollings on 14/09/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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Donation by DawZi on 14/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation by ADRIAN SMITH on 14/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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good luck and all the best

Donation by Lordpercyscfc on 14/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Hi, I read a story on the BBC sport website and was moved by the story of Carl Baker and his brothers. Best of luch with the run.

Donation by Paul Nichols on 14/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£510.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£510.00
  • Gift Aid£125.51

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