Story

OK, OK, OK.  Last year I said that would be my final marathon, but I got a place through the ballot for this year and it seems rude not to run.  Besides, why would I have wanted to miss all that running in the rain, wind, cold and snow?  And all those nights out involving beer and wine...

Anyway, I've done all the training, with my last five long runs totalling just under 100 miles.  Sunday 26th April sees me take on my London fourth marathon, assuming I don't accidentally go out for birthday drinks on Saturday.

You should be able to track me as I run.  See here for more details.

This year I'm supporting Addison's Disease Self Help Group as one of my close family has Addison's.  Addison's Disease is a rare condition brought on by failure of the adrenal glands, and keeping the disease under control requires life-long steroid replacement treatment.  There are about 8000 cases in the UK.

Addisons Disease Self Help Group is a small group of people working voluntarily to provide help and support to people affected.  They raise awareness of the condition, keep members abreast of medical advances and support a limited number of  medical projects.

Now the technical bit: Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Addison's Disease Self-Help Group gets your money faster and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.

Raising money for

Addison's Disease Self-Help Group

Addison's Disease Self-Help Group

Charity Registration No. 1106791

The Addison’s Disease Self-Help Group is the support group for people with Addison's and their families in the UK and Ireland. It aims to support its members and to promote better medical understanding of this rare condition, working in co-operation with leading adrenal specialists

Donations 23

Well done, Martin! When's the next one? ;-)

Donation by Viv on 22/05/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well done! What about next year?

Donation by The Johnsons on 17/05/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

Well done Martin

Donation by Gordon on 04/05/09

£10.00

Superb work bro. You ready for the next one now...?!

Donation by allan on 02/05/09

£20.00

I don't think I would have lasted 5m in the heat let alone 26m! Very impressive

Donation by Nicky Graham on 01/05/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

Well done Martin, while I was suffering from teh hangover from hell you made me feel even worse by being able to run for 26 miles!

Donation by Elliot Mather on 30/04/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

Hope you can relax now and enjoy your birthday. We're proud of you.

Donation by Morag Gilchrist on 30/04/09

£26.00

+ £7.33 Gift Aid

I see Jimmy Saville beat you again

Donation by Simon on 30/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well done Dude.

Donation by Ken on 30/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

A run to the shops is hard enough - great effort

Donation by Sarah Beevers on 28/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Great effort - well done!

Donation by Elizabeth on 28/04/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

could you not run faster ?

Donation by john little on 28/04/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Well done babe! A fabulous fourth time achievement. I'm very proud of you. xx

Donation by Hazel on 28/04/09

£40.00

+ £11.28 Gift Aid

good man! and belated birthday greetings

Donation by Luke on 28/04/09

£10.00

Well done. You ran it for my charity last year so you more than deserve a donation.

Donation by Barbara on 27/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well done kidster, on a particularly toasty day.

Donation by James on 26/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

all the best mate!

Donation by gmp on 25/04/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

No heatstroke this year, please :-)

Donation by dwlt on 24/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Suggest classique strategy of starting far too fast, then hanging on till the end

Donation by jmcd on 23/04/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Hope you have a good day

Donation by Mum on 23/04/09

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

What better way to have a belated birthday celebration than running a decent time. think how good the beer will taste on sunday night!

Donation by Stewart Little on 23/04/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Hope you beat your personal best :-)

Donation by Sal & Rich on 23/04/09

£26.00

+ £7.33 Gift Aid

Good luck man!

Donation by ewan mcdowall on 23/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£557.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£557.00
  • Gift Aid£145.82

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