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Closed 25/06/2016

raised of £200 target by 29 supporters

    Weʼve raised £345 to fund outdoor class equipment by running a 69mile ultra marathon for Waverley Primary School in Newcastle upon Tyne

    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 25th June 2016

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    I started running a few years ago when middle age and middle age spread started to become a reality. I began with a few short runs and progressed albeit slowly to 10K's, half marathons and eventually full marathons. Yes I was the one who came virtually last but I always finished! I found that I could fit in my runs around my hectic home and work life. A phone call from my brother who is almost ten years older than me changed my running regime. The guantlet had been thrown, and not being one to shy away from a challenge, the "I think we should do an Ultra marathon" conversation became a reality. We entered the Wall Ultra Marathon race to be run on the 18th June 2016. This is a 69 mile race to be run within 24 hours. My evenings and weekends are now spent doing short and long runs. Living on the Newcastle and Northumberland border, training has never been a chore. As the race date is drawing nearer and the enormity of the challenge is dawning I needed something to keep me focused, my wife suggested raising some money for a good cause. As a parent governor at Waverley Primary School it seemed an obvious choice. I had seen at first hand the benefits outdoor education has had for the children and I knew that they were wanting to improve and add to the existing set up.The school is just a stones throw from Hadrian's Wall and any monies raised will directly help the children to be able to study in an outdoor environment.



    • Don Lamb6 years ago
      Don Lamb

      Don Lamb

      6 years ago

      Just wanted to say thankyou to all those that have donated and sent messages of support it really does mean a lot. With just under three weeks I have had the challenge of a bit of an injury thrown at me. A visit to a sports physio and a bit of pain later and I will be ready!!

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    • V Andrews

      V Andrews

      Jun 19, 2016

      We are so very proud of you and your achievement. Well done from Ron and Chris (the in-laws)xx


    • John Davidson

      John Davidson

      Jun 19, 2016

      Great achievement mate, huge well done from the Davidsons!


    • Anonymous


      Jun 19, 2016


    • Christine McGovern

      Christine McGovern

      Jun 19, 2016

      I really appreciate you doing this for the school. Thank you.


    • The Cairns family

      The Cairns family

      Jun 17, 2016

      Good luck


    • Laura wilson

      Laura wilson

      Jun 17, 2016

      Good luck don! Hope it goes well ! Have fun hope weather picks up for u !


    • Michelle Jackson

      Michelle Jackson

      Jun 17, 2016

      All the very best you nutter, hope your sore bits don't get too sore xxx


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    Don Lamb

    Don Lamb

    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    41 year old married father of 3 children. Currently living in Newcastle Upon Tyne. I have worked for TR Fastenings for almost 9 years as a Business Development Manager.

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