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Chris  Laidlaw

Chris Laidlaw is crowdfunding

raised of £8,000 target by 237 supporters

Weʼre raising £8,000 to run 12 Marathons in 12 Months to raise funds and awareness for 3 special charities!

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I will be attempting 12 marathons in 12 months in 2021!

This year I lost my loving Mum to cancer during the first lockdown followed by my Dads diagnosis that he is suffering from Alzheimers. I have found it very hard to accept both, however I now feel ready to take on this challenge `and raise awareness and funds for these 3 charities which are close to our family.

Murrayfield Injured Players Foundation - The MIPF does outstanding work in supporting current and former players throughout Scotland who have suffered varying degrees of injuries. I personally have received support through a long term injury along with my older brother Scott. The foundation is now helping provide support for Dad and has provided long time support for Eddie Renwick of Jed who suffered a catastrophic injury many years ago.

Marie Curie - Marie Curie were outstanding at the end of Mums illness and provided amazing support and care to mum and us as a family. The contribution they make to peoples life's in the most difficult of times is amazing and one we are so grateful for. Boroughmuir the rugby club I have played for the past 7 seasons also has strong links to the charity and have done many events over the years so I look forward to teaming up with them again for this challenge.

Alzheimer's Scotland - Alzheimer's Scotland is Scotlands national dementia charity and provide fantastic support to people living with dementia, fund vital research projects and provide support to families who are supporting their loved ones through this tough illness. Since reaching out to them about my challenge they have been nothing short of amazing and have pointed me in the direction of some great support networks for me and the family and I look forward to working with them through this challenge and beyond to support Dad as best we can.

I have no doubt this will be an extremely tough challenge but one I am determined to achieve to help support these great charities!

Keep an eye on my social media for updates and dates of marathons and why not join the Strava club to help me keep going throughout the year!




I would love your support so if your interested in taking part in any of the runs or could provide any other support then please get in touch via email

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  • Chris  Laidlaw10 days ago
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    Chris Laidlaw

    10 days ago

    Good afternoon all, We have now got our route for Marathon 2!! We will be leaving Edinburgh Castle at 9am Sunday 28th Feb, heading down the Royal Mile and out to Meadowbank, before turning West and back through the city en route to Murrayfield, Tynecastle, Edinburgh Zoo before our route heads East towards Leith, Seafield and Porty. From there we will turn back home for the Castle via the Innocent Railway, Commy Pool and Meadows. Would love to see some of you along the way!!

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  • Chris  Laidlaw1 month ago
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    Chris Laidlaw

    1 month ago

    Evening all, Our next marathon will take place on Sunday 28th February. Again our route will be based in and around Edinburgh due to current travel and Covid restrictions. I cant thank you all enough for your support in getting this challenge to where its at and with 11 more marathons and the year ahead I hope to make as much as possible for these 3 special charities. Chris

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  • Chris  Laidlaw2 months ago
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    Chris Laidlaw

    2 months ago

    🏃🏻 FIRST ROUTE ANNOUNCEMENT 🏃🏻 Myself, Jordan and Craig will be setting off from Boroughmuir Rugby at 10am this Friday. Our first 10km loop around town, we will head east along the Canal to Tollcross, into the meadows along the middle path, into bruntsfield and right down Morningside Road, we will turn to pass Merchants Golf Club and back along Colinton Road to the canal by the rowing club. Our next 22km is along the Union Canal to Ratho Marina and back! The final 10km will be the first loop but in reverse! All support welcome!

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  • Sarah cross

    Sarah cross

    Mar 7, 2021


  • Clare Wallace

    Clare Wallace

    Mar 6, 2021

    Absolutely smashing it! Well done Chris; inspiring 👏🏼


  • Wull &Linda Wylie

    Wull &Linda Wylie

    Mar 6, 2021

    Well done Chris, very worthwhile charity choices very close to our hearts at the moment .❤️Good luck with the marathons .Wull and Linda Wylie


  • Caroline Parker

    Caroline Parker

    Mar 5, 2021

    Well done Chris, good luck for the other 10. Fantastic effort for great causes.


  • Colin Thomson

    Colin Thomson

    Mar 5, 2021

    Great effort Chris, with you every step / stride / cramp / recovery salt tablet along the way!


  • Lucy Owenson

    Lucy Owenson

    Mar 4, 2021

    Wishing you all the best with your challenge - such an amazing thing to do!


  • Norrie Bryson

    Norrie Bryson

    Mar 3, 2021


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I will be taking on the challenge of 12 marathons in 12 months for 3 great causes. Long distance running has never been my strength so this will take me out my comfort zone on a number of levels! If you would like to get involved please get in touch -

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