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Adam Woodyatt

Adam Woodyatt Virgin London Marathon 2017

Fundraising for The Air Ambulance Service

121 %
raised of £3,750 target
by 209 supporters
  • Team members: Sam Woodyatt.
  • Event: London Marathon 2017, 23 Apr 2017

The Air Ambulance Service

We operate emergency helicopter services to make bereavement through trauma rare.

Charity Registration No. 1098874


Final update...

What an incredible day. I will always remember Sunday 23rd April as long as I live. There are so many people I want to thank for making it so memorable...

To all the London Marathon Volunteers and Staff, you made a massive operation look effortless. Big thank you to Ryan, Penny, Dani and Ian.

To all the people handing out water at the Water Stations, thank you. I really enjoyed the water fight but the odds were stacked in your favour, I was one bottle against hundred's!!

To all the people clearing up the rubbish we all threw away, thank you.

To all the Police Officers, thank you for keeping us all safe, not just on Sunday but everyday.

To all the St Johns Volunteers but especially the ones who patched up my mate Bounce after his "IT band" went at 13 miles. Without you he would not have carried on and completed the Marathon.

To Allie who walked 20 Miles (11 miles with Bounce) after her IT band went, thank you for putting up with him.

To the Ice Cream Van Man that let me blag a free one and then charged Bounce and Allie £8 for two 99's, priceless!!

To everyone at The Air Ambulance Service, thank you for your support. Hopefully we've not only raised some funds but lots of awareness.

To everyone that supported us, from donations to advice, you got us through all the training and the day itself.

To all the thousands of people who lined the 26.2 miles on Sunday, you were incredible, truly incredible. Not only did you support complete strangers with love and encouragement you also gave them Jelly Babies and Vaseline!! 

To Ben, for just being you and making us all smile and laugh.

To Bounce, how you didn't quit I'll never know but thank you for turning down my offer of a piggy back, I think we'd still be out there!!

To Beverley, Jessie and all our family and friends, without your support this would never have happened and as you all know it very nearly didn't.  

So the final thank you is for Sam. You said you'd run the Marathon with me and despite everything that happened last September, you did - even if it was only for a mile.

Adam xx

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For those of you that don't know me that well, I am in peak physical condition and I'm really looking forward to taking part in the London Marathon.

For those of you that do know me, you are probably rolling on the floor laughing your heads off at the prospect of me taking part in the London Marathon. 

Why you may ask, a question I am now starting to ask myself TBH. It sounded like a good idea when talking to a friend about how she managed it last year. Having been an Ambassador for the Air Ambulance Service for many years, I wanted to more actively fund raise now that both of my Children have gone to University. I then talked it through with my son Sam in mid September and we came up with the idea of him running it and me walking it as a kind of tortoise and the hare to show the difference in transfer times between an Ambulance and an Air Ambulance. I got us two places for the London Marathon then this happened...

Thursday 29th September, Sam was crossing the road and got hit by a car. The London Air Ambulance responded, treated him at roadside, put him into an induced coma and took him to the Royal London Hospital. I'm not going to go into all the details, that's Sam's business but the operation to put him back together took five hours. Up until last Monday he was in a wheelchair, on Tuesday he started on crutches, yesterday, Friday 18th November, he was walking up a staircase unaided. His recovery has been amazing and we are going to continue with the original plan.

In case you are wondering, I'm the tortoise, he's still going to be the hare.

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