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I'm Tom Bland.  Starting in June 2012, myself and Mal Law, world famous (in New Zealand) veteran of epic trail running adventures, will be tackling the biggest ever physical and mental challenge either of us has ever attempted - running the South West Coast Path in two weeks.  A 1014km run over undulating coastal terrain with 35,000m of ascent (that's the equivalent of 4 Mount Everests) in two weeks.


It's a big ask.  With an average of 72km (that's over one and a half marathons) and over 2,500m of ascent (that's lots too) per day, it will be a physical and mental challenge of monumental proportions.  We're doing this to raise awareness and understanding of mental health issues and, for my part, to raise money for Mind, the National Association for Mental Health.



Check out our website and facebook and twitter pages.  And please, please donate.  Because it's going to hurt.  So we need support! 

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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 146

Well done Tom!

Donation by Mel Farley on 31/07/12


A fantastic challenge. Thanks.

Donation by Graham Hardman on 24/07/12

Great effort, great cause. Well done.

Donation by Heather Page on 16/07/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Nick Street on 12/07/12


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

well done. i live on the north coast and know how tough it is. good luck with that last bit

Donation by simon edwards on 11/07/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 10/07/12


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Related to cash collected from the kind folk Tom and Mal met during their journey

Donation by alex dyce on 09/07/12


+ £13.00 Gift Aid

Donation by K Farley on 08/07/12


Great work Tom and Mal x

Donation by Michelle Sterland on 07/07/12

Donation by Anonymous on 06/07/12


+ £37.50 Gift Aid

Mal - #1 Rockstar.

Donation by Andre Blumberg on 04/07/12


I've only just seen your page and I'm absolutely amazed - I've walked most of the North Coast and know how hard it is. Well done!

Donation by David Lane on 04/07/12


Congratulations and well done. (Friend of Tony Bucknall-Ryder)

Donation by Elaine Beeckman on 04/07/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Hope you aren't suffering too much, congratulations

Donation by Andrea Warwick on 04/07/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Bravo! We are hugely impressed with your and Mal's achievement. Noel & Gill (Hilary & Alex's Bideford friends).

Donation by Noel Bevan on 03/07/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Great stuff Tom & Mal. I'm sure you will be back on the trail soon Tom, and fitter than ever, good luck.

Donation by Steve Ashman on 03/07/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Truly valiant!

Donation by Cate Green on 03/07/12

Well done lads, great effort. I thought that doing the path in two weeks was a 'big ask', Hope you reach your target

Donation by Bill Middleton on 03/07/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Tom, full of admiration, you’re a legend. Never met but I’m a friend & training partner of Mal’s and ran both 7in7s with him. Come to NZ sometime!

Donation by Guy Cory-Wright on 03/07/12


Fantastic effort Tom!

Donation by Maggi and John Cameron on 02/07/12


Way to go Tom. It takes more courage to know when to stop than to push too far! You will complete it at some point.

Donation by Amy Flint Leedham on 02/07/12


An inspiring job well done, when your injuries heal we look forward to hearing about your continued run even if it is with your children!

Donation by Deborah Cadue-Piggott on 02/07/12


Well done Tom shame about your injury but you gave it your best shot and we admire you for that. best wishes Ian & Gill Buchanan (friends of Mals)

Donation by Gillian Buchanan on 02/07/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

well done guys!! amazing job =)

Donation by Tamsin Joanna Kennard on 02/07/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Full of admiration - well done!!!

Donation by Graham Pescod on 02/07/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£4,588.56
  • Offline donations£435.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£5,023.56
  • Gift Aid£907.85

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