When I heard last year that my good friend and early running mentor, Cavin Woodward, had died at the early age of 62, I was absolutely devastated. He was a wonderful runner and holder of many world records in the 1970's at various distances up to 100 miles.

I had not run for several years and was very overweight and unfit. The shock made me take stock and I decided to start running again. In the past 12 months I have dropped my weight to under 11 stone and am running the half marathon at age 63 in around 1h 30 and winning races in my age group, Grandmasters 60-64.

I am running the Great North Run in September under the auspices of the Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB). Cavin would have approved!!!!!! I shall run as hard as I can and try to break 1h 30 and celebrate Cavin's life.

Please consider supporting me by donating to RNIB online. Thanks for your visit and God Bless.




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Raising money for

Royal National Institute of Blind People

Royal National Institute of Blind People

Charity Registration No. 226227

RNIB - helping blind and partially sighted people. Every day another 100 people will start to lose their sight. RNIB is the leading UK charity offering practical support & information to anyone with a sight problem. We campaign to eliminate avoidable sight loss and support research into eye health.

Raising money for

Run by Royal National Institute of Blind People

Charity Registration No. 226227

Donations 15

From Aunty Ann and Gillian

Donation by Jonathan Such on 01/10/11


Good luck Jonathan hope you have a great race. I will be looking for you on BBC1 on Sunday morning at 10.30am.

Donation by Maryjean Such on 16/09/11


Good luck Jonathan

Donation by Pete, Peter and Henry on 16/09/11


Don't know how you do it! Good luck/well done. Am full of admiration.

Donation by Carol Cottle on 15/09/11


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Have a great run, hope you achieve your target time. Look forward to seeing you when you are over. Love Jeremy and Avril xx

Donation by Jeremy Coulton on 07/07/11


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

You are completely mad to do this but very best of luck

Donation by Victoria Westgarth on 02/06/11


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck for the Great North Run, love

Donation by Catherine Winter (alias MIL) Judith wood on 27/03/11


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good Luck Jonathan.

Donation by Chris Goodwin on 07/03/11


Hi Jonathan, hope this donation from the Such clan in the UK will help reach your target. A worthwhile cause for sure! Good Luck!

Donation by Julian Such on 02/02/11


+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Keep up your good work. Looking forward to seeing you back in UK. We wonder how many miles you have run in total!!

Donation by Judith Wood on 26/01/11


+ £7.05 Gift Aid

We'll be there to cheer you on Jon, see you in September xx

Donation by Averil and Ken on 13/01/11


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Jonathan, All the best for your efforts.

Donation by Tesmin Sunny on 09/01/11


Jonathan, you are an inspiration us all in undertaking the Great North Run.

Donation by Mike Sterne on 07/01/11


Donation by G Winter on 07/01/11


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Jonathan, Have a great run, celebrate life.

Donation by FG on 07/01/11


Donation summary

  • * Online donations£845.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£845.00
  • Gift Aid£75.93

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