My Marathon des Sables
Event: Marathon des Sables 2012 on 01/04/2012
Team Members: Scott Bunce
$6,967.89 raised of $12,796.87 target
$6,967.89 raised so far
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April 2012 will see the result of many months of intense training. I will line up in Morocco with 800 of the worlds maddest runners to compete in the 2012 Marathon de Sables. It covers 151 miles run over 6 days across the Sahara, equivalent to 5 1/2 regular marathons. In addition competitors have to carry everything they will need for the duration on their backs in a rucksack (food, clothes, medical kit, sleeping bag etc).
I'm happy to be running with seven other people for Yorkshire Cancer Research. All money raised will go directly to the charity as I intend to buy everything I need myself.
The aim of this site is to document my training in the time leading up to this event and to be a lasting personal diary on this amazing journey. I hope that one day Jacob and Keane can read this and for it to inspire them to see that anything is possible if you dont give up. Boys, this is for you....
"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt -Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910
About the Charity
Yorkshire Cancer Research (YCR) was founded in 1925, to fund research into the causes and cures of cancer. YCR is the most successful regional medical research charity in the UK. We fund internationally recognised research, which focuses on a variety of cancers including: breast, bowel, cervical, non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, ovarian, prostate, skin, and genetics of cancers, to name but a few.
YCR is not a regional division of a national charity - it is an independent charity, based and operating in Yorkshire only. We are still, however, at the very forefront of the international fight to find a cure for cancer.
Yorkshire Cancer Research raises its money in Yorkshire and spends it in Yorkshire at its five centres of excellence based at the universities of Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and York and their associated teaching hospitals.
Yorkshire Cancer Reserach is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) - a membership organisation of the leading medical and health research charities in the UK.
Visit their website for more information: http://www.yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk/
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Charity Registration No. 516898
We are Yorkshire's cancer charity. As the UK's largest regional medical research charity we work every day towards finding cures for different forms of cancer. Our research is carried out by world-class scientists and clinicians across Yorkshire to help local people beat cancer.
I work in Avid's Burlington office and your dedication to run this ultra-marathon in support of cancer research is awesome! Nice work!
Donation by Timory Burleson on 22/05/12
Donation by Hayley Preston on 21/04/12
Just brilliant Scott - very well done!
Donation by Jane Harker on 18/04/12
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
A fantastic challenge for a great cause ! Amazing achievement. Well Done!! How do you top that ?
Donation by Jason Plews on 16/04/12
+ £8.75 Gift Aid
Awesome job Scott, well done!! Can't wait to see the pics!! xoxoxo
Donation by Kate Horsfield on 16/04/12
So... when you back at circuits?? ;) respect x
Donation by Claire Noble on 15/04/12
Incredible feat Scott ! Sorry that was bad ;0) You're a god, spindly legged enduro god but a god nonetheless !
Donation by Tim H on 12/04/12
+ £50.00 Gift Aid
You are an absolute star, Scott, made of true Yorkshire Grit! Brilliant.
Donation by Marilyn Osborne on 12/04/12
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
Good luck, Scott!
Donation by Øystein Næss on 09/04/12
Hope this helps towards your target.
Donation by Yve Renouf on 09/04/12
Donation by Nick Barratt on 08/04/12
Donation by Manisha Ahluwalia on 07/04/12
Good luck Scott! Catch up with you down in Al Quoz when you get back. Ken, Eve and Jed Webster
Donation by Kenneth Webster on 03/04/12
Donation by kevin usher on 03/04/12
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
Just thinking about it exhausts me! Good luck Scott...
Donation by David Balharrie on 03/04/12
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
I couldnt even think about such a challenge im honoured to donate to a great cause, good luck Scott
Donation by Rob Roberts on 03/04/12
+ £12.50 Gift Aid
You're a legend Scott! Take care out there xoxo
Donation by Hannah Fontein on 02/04/12
There you go, Uncle Scott. I know it isn't a lot, I would give you more if I could. Best of luck with it, awesome cause. Lots of love, Kane!
Donation by Kane Gray on 02/04/12
Wow what an incredible challenge and for such a worthy cause! Good luck Scott
Donation by Deborah Martin on 02/04/12
Good luck Scott. We'll be cheering you on from Canada.
Donation by Anne Longmore on 02/04/12
Again wishing you all the best Scott, will be tracking you online! xxx
Donation by Avanthi Yerra on 02/04/12
Am so proud to know you. Keep it going Scott .... Good luck too.
Donation by Caroline Cutinha on 01/04/12
Just another little donation for the pot, more to come when you cross the finish line..... best of luck you absolute nutter :) x
Donation by Claire Noble on 01/04/12
Good Luck buddy!
Donation by Peter Scott on 01/04/12
I'm very sure your boys will be inspired by you , wishing you lots of luck from the Newbould clan!
Donation by Robert Newbould on 01/04/12
- * Online donations$6,967.89
- Offline donations$0.00
- Text donations$0.00
- Total raised$6,967.89
- Gift Aid$725.06
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