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Chris  Laidlaw

Chris Laidlaw is crowdfunding

raised of £12,000 target by 368 supporters

Weʼre raising £12,000 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!

Last 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  Laidlaw8 days ago
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    Chris Laidlaw

    8 days ago

    Marathon 7 We have made it to halfway and it’s time to head home for Marathon 7! Saturday 24th July will see us head for the Borders. 8am start from Hawick RFC and heading for a finish at Jed-Forest RFC. Full Route here Nearly made the next fundraising target of £12,000! Thanks to everyone who has donate so far 👊🏼

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  • Chris  Laidlaw5 months ago
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    Chris Laidlaw

    5 months 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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  • Jed Joggers

    Jed Joggers

    Jul 23, 2021

    Well done on your epic challenge for 3 very worthy charities. Best of luck for tomorrow.


  • Lothian Estates

    Lothian Estates

    Jul 23, 2021

    Good luck Old Strollers from Lothian Estates


  • Charlie Young

    Charlie Young

    Jul 23, 2021

    Good luck lad. Well done.


  • Borders Mortgage Hub

    Borders Mortgage Hub

    Jul 23, 2021

    c/o The Old Stollers! Some effort Boab, keep it going, you should be very proud of your achievements!


  • The Wrights

    The Wrights

    Jul 23, 2021


  • Sue and Alistair

    Sue and Alistair

    Jul 22, 2021

    Well done for what you are doing to support such worthwhile charities.


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    Jul 22, 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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