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Hey all, 

I have recently had to retire from rugby on medical grounds, nothing to serious but an injury which stops me playing rugby or any contact sport. I have decided to run the london marathon this year and got in touch with the bromley by bow centre which is an organisation in east london who work to support young people and adults build confidence and chances to achieve their goals and transform their lives. I have been training for it since i finished rugby 3 months ago but my main training programme starts on the 15th february, which contains weight programs to build up strength to cope with the distance and obviously loads of interval running and one big run a week to increase fitness. 

Bromley by bow centre and i have set the target of £2,500 which will be great if we can reach it or even beyond it. I am looking at running it in a decent time for a rugby player who is not built to run a marathon, lol. 


Week 1

Just finished my 1st week of the training programme, legs r feeling sore and heavy from mondays 8 mile run and the 2 interval run sessions, i also did 2 weights session which covered the whole body. Rest the legs the whole weekend ready for inteval session on monday and 10 mile run on wednesday.

Will keep u posted on how week 2 goes at the end of the week. Keep donating people.


Sorry for the terrible updates on the page, been busy training.

Training is going well, i have reached the 13 mile run which went well but took a few days to recover. My knee flared up so was unable to run for a couple of days but continued with my weights program to strengthen my legs to cope with the marathon. I have taken up Bikram Yoga to help with my muscle soreness and recovery, it is hard work if you have not done it before, it is bascially doing yoga in a sauna. 

My trainer has given me the new interval training program which concentrates on the lactic acid build up in the legs, i have done 2 sessions of it so far and all seems okay at the moment, cross fingers, lol. 

Not long left, exactly a month from today (25th april). Will try and do regular updates of the training but please keep donating to the charity. 

Hey everyone, got some terrible news. I will be unable to run the london marathon this year due to being stuck in dubai until the 29th april, thanks to the volcano erupting in iceland. I am speaking to the charity to see if we can roll over my place to next year but if that does not work i will look into running the chicago or new york marathon this october/november. 

If you have any questions about donations/refunds to please contact the charity direct to discuss the choices. I will be running a marathon some time this year and this money will go to the charity. Will keep you posted on the outcome. 

Many thanks for the donations and sorry for not being able to run this sunday

I have spoken to the charity and we were unable to roll over the place for next year, so i am going to run 26.2 miles when i get back with my friend matt so all my hard work and your donations are for nothing. 

Hope it goes well and thanks again for the donations.


Hey all, just to keep u all up to date, i ran 22miles at altitude last monday while i was in france. ( For those who know, i ran from montauraux to mons and back), i ran it in 3 hours and 30 minutes. 

Thank you so much for the donations, and the charity was so thankful to the amount raised.

I have the running bug now, and i am now looking to run the cannes/nice marathon in november with matt halstead. 

cheers 

tom


Raising money for

Bromley By Bow Centre

Bromley By Bow Centre

Charity Registration No. 1041653

The Bromley by Bow Centre works in Tower Hamlets helping some of the poorest communities in the UK. They work with young and old, families and people with disabilities. They help people to break out of poverty by supporting people to; look after their health and wellbeing, gain vital new skills, find employment and make positive changes in their lives.

Donations 25

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Good Luck Tom!

Donation by Andy & Vanessa Dingle on 12/04/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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So very proud of you in every way. Go for it Thomas.

Donation by Nic, Sally, Stevie, Leo and Rowley. on 05/04/10

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Keep on running - good luck, we know you can do it!

Donation by Kevin and Margaret on 05/04/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Run fast Tom for the piece of ginger at the finishing line! Love Mutti xxx

Donation by Mutti on 04/04/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Run well, Tom, you're nearly there (the target, if not the finish line!) Max

Donation by Max Audley on 02/04/10

£500.00

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Hope you run well! Good Luck :)

Donation by Jenny Hudson on 28/03/10

£10.00

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best of luck Tom, keep smiling!

Donation by Darshana on 25/03/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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we will double our donation if u do it in under 6hours and you carry a barleycroft logo?

Donation by robin taylor on 24/03/10

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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You're so brave, good on you and good luck :)

Donation by zena carrick on 16/03/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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I echo the comments of your Father.......Smile

Donation by Trevor Fisher on 05/03/10

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Tom!! xx

Donation by Nicola Carrick on 27/02/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Het Tom, sorry to hear about the rugby, such a waste of great talent. Good luck for the marathon, sub 4hr?

Donation by Darrell Ball on 24/02/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Why would you do this to yourself? Silly boy, here's £50.

Donation by Adam Preocanin on 23/02/10

£50.00

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Good Luck Tom!

Donation by Ian Dignum on 22/02/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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good luck tom, we're very proud of you...(having done a half last year i don't envy you though)!

Donation by the caddick family on 22/02/10

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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Best of Luck !

Donation by Helen Anderson on 22/02/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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From and on behalf of your Grandmother whom you witnessed give me the readies!

Donation by Robert Audley on 19/02/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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good luck fella

Donation by neil starling on 18/02/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by Jack Audley on 16/02/10

£50.00

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Good Luck Tom! It will be like shelling peas for you.

Donation by George Carrick on 16/02/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Good luck Thomas

Donation by Joanna Audley on 16/02/10

£50.00

Donation by Georgina Audley on 16/02/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Run Tommy Run!!!!

Donation by Rachel Douglas on 15/02/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Smile in your photo next time!

Donation by Robert Audley on 15/02/10

£1,000.00

+ £282.05 Gift Aid

Donation by Elizabeth Audley on 15/02/10

£250.00

+ £70.51 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,900.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,900.00
  • Gift Aid£631.79

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