Everyone can run a marathon, and there will be 40,000 of us on Blackheath in April to prove it. While I have been running long-distances for a number of years, the 2011 London Marathon is different as I will be running for the Mind Charity, who campaign tirelessly for the awareness of mental health issues, the prevalence of which I have come to understand much more fully in recent years. 

So, here is the deal. I am not just going to run the marathon, but will be running the course from the finish line to the start at 4am on the morning of the race. A nice round 50 miles for the day. And if you want to join me, see you at Big Ben at 4am!

If you want to read how the training is going log on to

Raising money for

Mind - The Mental Health Charity

Mind - The Mental Health Charity

Charity Registration No. 219830

We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’re here for you. Today. Now. Whether you’re stressed, depressed or in crisis. We’ll listen, give support and advice, and fight your corner.

Donations 77

Just back from NZ. I thought that a double marathon was an impossibility but obviously it isn't!

Donation by Angela Sutton on 21/04/11


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done Robin! Great race and a great book!

Donation by Lucy Hale on 18/04/11


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Robin, it was great running with you yesterday and a marvellous inspiration for Scotland. And well done on the return journey - awesome!

Donation by Hugh Shields on 18/04/11


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Don't know how you got on but congratulations anyway

Donation by Margaret Coleman on 17/04/11


Sat on a beach here in Thailand I feel very unfit after reading the evening standard article. Great work Rob. Good luck today. Tom, Becky, Ned & Fynn

Donation by Tom Robinson on 17/04/11


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wowsers! fantastic achievment.

Donation by nikki swarbrick on 17/04/11

Good luck on your double marathon and you have chosen such a fantastic charity! My Daughter is running the Bupa 10k for Mind too in memory of her Dad.

Donation by Denise Nicholls on 17/04/11


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Hope you're getting a few hours sleep now before you start!

Donation by Alex Planidin on 17/04/11

All hail the ultramarathon specialist!Simon and Anne Cawkwell

Donation by Anne Cawkwell on 15/04/11

Good luck! Inge and Halle

Donation by Harald J Hess on 15/04/11


Good Luck. Enjoy.

Donation by Tim Williams on 15/04/11


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

You look great in HD!! See you on the course!!

Donation by Christian Jonah Jones on 14/04/11


+ £6.55 Gift Aid

Good luck mate, Im a runner and mental health nurse.

Donation by mark colley on 13/04/11

you are backwards – literally! good luck

Donation by Julian Humphries on 13/04/11


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

We'll keep topping you up till you hit 3k!

Donation by Alex Planidin on 12/04/11

Double best of luck for a double marathon.

Donation by Chris Couzens on 11/04/11

Good luck Robin.

Donation by Alexandra Couzens & Adam Roe on 09/04/11

Run Robin, run, Robin, run, run, run...........

Donation by sally noble on 08/04/11

Hey Robina! If you see me I'll be the lazy cow on the side lines cheering you guys on! Amazing achievement - good luck information bud!

Donation by Tanya Brennand-Roper on 05/04/11


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck hugely impressed if also slightly disturbed.

Donation by john bond on 04/04/11


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Robin, Good luck and keep on running!

Donation by David Couzens on 01/04/11

Best of luck!

Donation by Anna MacDermid on 01/04/11


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Clearly bonkers

Donation by Christopher Gurney on 01/04/11


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

If you overtake me on your way back to the finish line I'll be very upset! Best of luck.

Donation by Nick Read on 01/04/11


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

This decision is incomprehensible in every way but I take my hat off to you for it, Sir. Run well.

Donation by Georgie Grant Haworth on 28/03/11


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,548.20
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,548.20
  • Gift Aid£538.75

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