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Hello

I completed the NYC Marathon in 5h6m12s.  Not an amazing time but my first one so happy I completed.  Unfortunaly I think I might have caught the Marathon bug though and will now be running in the Berln Marathon in 2010,  that will be two out of the 5 World Series marathons complete.  Check out my blog below for sponsorship link :-)

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Hi

Hot off the heels (as it were) of me doing the Reading Half Marathon,   I have now set myself the challenge of doing a Marathon.  I am registered for the ING New York Marathon on November 1st.

I have created a running blog on http://sparkydblog.spaces.live.com/ which in return for your donation I promise to keep up to date so you can revel in the discomfort I will be putting myself through in preparation.  Its around 776 miles between May and October/November which combined with the 300 miles clocked up so far this year should see me reaching 1000 miles by race day.

I have picked Yorkshire Cancer Research as the funding will go towards finding a cure for a disease that has affected not only my family a number of times but also more recently close friends.

Dig deep and thank you in advance!

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Raising money for

Yorkshire Cancer Research

Yorkshire Cancer Research

Charity Registration No. 516898

Yorkshire Cancer Research helps the people of Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer. Funded entirely by our donors, we have supported vital projects across the county for 90 years. We are committed to reducing the devastating impact of cancer on the lives of people living in Yorkshire.

Raising money for

Run by Yorkshire Cancer Research

Charity Registration No. 516898

Donations 65

WELL DONE GRANDSON

Donation by JOYCE SUTTON on 15/11/09

£10.00

WELL DONE MATE SHALL HAVE TO HAVE A RETHINK ON YOUR NICKNAME

Donation by DENNIS & SAM on 15/11/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well done Deakers! Legendary effort with the tutu too.

Donation by Rob Orwin on 05/11/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Amazing achievement Mr. Deakin. You did yourself proud.

Donation by David Hinson on 02/11/09

£50.00

Congratulations on finishing - hope it didn't hurt too much.

Donation by Debra Kelly on 02/11/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Congrats on finishing the marathon - have a safe trip back and see you sometime soon for a catch-up.

Donation by Tony Crowhurst on 02/11/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

SO THIS IS THE BIG ONE, SORRY WE CAN'T BE THERE BUT TIMES ARE HARD..GOOD LUCK WE WILL BE FOLLOWING YOUR EVERY STEP...BE SAFE

Donation by MUM & DAD on 27/10/09

£50.00

Get that Tutu on boy!!!

Donation by Gemma Veitch on 27/10/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Anyone going to New York to do a marathon deserves to wear a pink tutu...

Donation by jon honeyball on 27/10/09

£112.00

+ £31.59 Gift Aid

Donation by Charles Deakin on 26/10/09

£25.00

This is for the Tutu

Donation by Andrew Brook-Holmes on 26/10/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

I wanna see the tutu!

Donation by Dominic Lund-Conlon on 25/10/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Best of luck mate - great cause

Donation by Mike England on 19/10/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Run Deakin run :-), I would wish you luck but you don't need it. Well done for using the event to raise so much money

Donation by Kerry Barrass on 16/10/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Rubens Barrichello would be proud. And if you finish this, you might get down to one-a-day. If you know what I mean.

Donation by Steve Burgess on 12/10/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good luck Deaks, maybe you could run to Le Mans next year ;) all the best and enjoy NYC

Donation by Jamie Morton on 12/10/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good effort mate.

Donation by Richard Phillimore-Smith on 12/10/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

You'd best run this Deakin! The money has already left my account.... get training! :-)

Donation by Reena Gupta on 09/10/09

£26.00

+ £7.33 Gift Aid

go Deakers go Deakers go Deakers whoop whoop!

Donation by JD on 05/10/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Hi Mark, "every little bit helps" Regards Tina

Donation by Tina Cheyney on 05/10/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Donation by Bruce Lynn on 05/10/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Run forest, run!!

Donation by Ian Andrews on 05/10/09

£40.00

+ £11.28 Gift Aid

Well done Marky Mark, NYC will be amazing, I expect to see lots of pics, great cause as well, wishing you all the best :-)

Donation by Angela Leech on 05/10/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Dude, Nice one! If you can run a marathon in NYC, you can run one anywhere. Good luck!!

Donation by John Lamb on 05/10/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Good luck!

Donation by Chris Ovett on 05/10/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,525.00
  • Offline donations£350.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,875.00
  • Gift Aid£349.74

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