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For those of you who missed the hard version - here's my piece from the Indy explaining how it's done - http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-wellbeing/healthy-living/marathon-training-the-cheats-guide-to-running-805731.html

Hello

This year I have decided to run the London Marathon to raise money for Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO). Those of you who sponsored me last year should know all about the good work they do sending skilled volunteers to places where they are needed, otherwise you can check them out at www.vso.org.uk.

The marathon bit shouldn't take much explaining - that's 26.2 miles pounding the streets of London, fighting for a patch of concrete with the other 30,000 competitors in, if it's the same as last year, very very hot weather.

I have been training for what seems like months (though I haven't lost any toenails yet this time) and I have had to forego wearing heels for the duration, which has been especially tough. But this part is the most important bit  - begging for your hard earned cash to reach and hopefully pass my fundraising target of £1,500.

Any donation however big or small will be hugely appreciated, and if you can make it down to London/out of bed in time to support me on the day that would be amazing too. It should be a fun day out in London, you can laugh at me huffing and puffing and sweating and crying by mile 10, and then join me for more fun, and celebratory booze, in the park afterwards.

Thanks

Sophiex

PS - apologies for the image. I promise to upload amusing pictures of me training etc asap.

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page. Please dig deep and sponsor me online.

Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Voluntary Service Overseas will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.

So please sponsor me now!

Many thanks for your support.

Raising money for

Voluntary Service Overseas

Voluntary Service Overseas

Charity Registration No. 313757

VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. VSO's high-impact approach involves bringing people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action, and change lives to make the world a fairer place for all. Everyday around 1,500 VSO volunteers are working in carefully selected placements, sharing their and experience and working to tackle poverty by empowering those really affected by it.

Donations 53

Well done Sophie.

Donation by Rick & Mita Morris on 28/04/08

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

So impressed - well done you!

Donation by Imogen on 18/04/08

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Well done dude! The meat made you strong...

Donation by Rebecca Armstrong on 17/04/08

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Saw you at 18 miles still looking strong. Well done

Donation by Chris and Fred on 17/04/08

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Donation by Simon O'Hagan on 16/04/08

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

4 hours and a minute an amazing effort

Donation by Simon Usborne on 15/04/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

late donator-am watching marathon live on the tv running round my lounge in support!!! run well soph

Donation by christine on 13/04/08

£20.00

may the force be with you, princess

Donation by missy di on 13/04/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

good luck soph.Will be looking for you on the tv x

Donation by louise brigham on 13/04/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good luck Sophie.

Donation by Batts on 12/04/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Go Sophie!!

Donation by Jane Hards on 11/04/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Remember, if you're caught short just squat in the gutter like Paula Radcliffe.

Donation by Matt Wright on 11/04/08

£10.00

Don't worry. We'll look after Mum and Dad while you're otherwise engaged.

Donation by Norman and Libby on 10/04/08

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

run, sophie, run!

Donation by Alice-Azania Jarvis on 10/04/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Go Soph !

Donation by Saroop on 10/04/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good luck Soph - when you hit the pain barrier just imagine hideous egg smell is behind you and keep running ha ha!

Donation by Jess on 10/04/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck Sophwa! x

Donation by AC on 10/04/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Good luck Sophie & brilliant marathon article & great photos!

Donation by Richard Hopkinson on 09/04/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by tim walker on 09/04/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Great cause, well done & hope all goes well on the day

Donation by John & Rose on 09/04/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Glad to see from your article that chinups are cool - this won't be, but the very best of luck!

Donation by Dianne and Tim on 09/04/08

£52.00

+ £14.67 Gift Aid

Oohhhh you're gonna be so ripped by the end of this!

Donation by chloeatucker@gmail.com on 08/04/08

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

You go girl! Rather you than me...

Donation by mark adams on 08/04/08

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

Have fun

Donation by Richard Askwith on 08/04/08

£26.00

+ £7.33 Gift Aid

Good luck Sophie.

Donation by Pete Bott on 07/04/08

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,626.00
  • Offline donations£410.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,036.00
  • Gift Aid£436.05

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