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£1,042raised of £3,200 target by 45 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,042 to Print Marcus Gynn's Running Stories blog into a book

    Funded on Friday, 31st August 2018

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    In 2011 Marcus Gynn started his running journey when he describes even a mile being "too much". Just 18 months later Marcus completed his first marathon and went on to complete an Ultra. My Running Stories, initially written as a blog, captures his stories and feelings about his running journey.

    In early 2015 Marcus was diagnosed with cancer and his running journey takes an unwanted twist. Despite this he continues to write with a passion, commenting on the impact his treatment had on his fitness and the frustrations of not being able to run.

    Marcus sadly passed away in February 2016. His family sent his blog to America for printing and for a significant sum of money recieved 5 hardback copies. Following this friends and family also wanted a book however the costs were too high. Through a family friends contacts we have been able to edit and produce copies of the book at a more reasonable cost within this country.

    For a minimum donation of £16 the donator will recieved a copy of the book and at least £2 of the donation will be sent to Sarcoma UK. If we are able to print more then 200 books then a larger donation will be sent to Sarcoma UK. Please send your address to so your book can be posted once published



    • Emma Townsend10 months ago
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      10 months ago
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      Woo hoo!! Thank you to everyone that has donated so far. Please help us reach the target, no donation is too small

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      Emma Townsend

      Emma Townsend

      1 year ago

      A small extract from the book

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    • Linda Thomas

      Linda Thomas

      Jul 16, 2018

      Brilliant idea to help keep the memory of a wonderful young man alive and running.


    • Diana Beecham

      Diana Beecham

      Jul 12, 2018


    • Justin Long

      Justin Long

      Jul 1, 2018




      Jun 30, 2018

      Marcus was such a great guy. It's a pleasure to donate


    • Mary Ann Tuli

      Mary Ann Tuli

      Jun 29, 2018

      With love x

    • Andrea Long

      Andrea Long

      Jun 28, 2018


    • Rachel Allen

      Rachel Allen

      May 18, 2018

      Thank you Jan for kindly giving me your watch, one kind deed deserves another so here's my donation.


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