Justin and Steve

All Done: 52 Marathons in 52 Weeks 2022 + London Marathon 2023

Fundraising for Make-A-Wish Foundation UK
£7,241
raised of £5,252 target
by 101 supporters
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Event: London Marathon 2022, on 2 October 2022
#WishHeroes of the London Marathon 2022
Campaign by Make-A-Wish Foundation UK (RCN (England & Wales) 295672 (Scotland) SC037479)
We have an incredible group of #WishHeroes who will be taking on the 2022 London Marathon. Together, we have the power to light up the darkness for critically ill children.

Story

My Story

Now Complete.

Without the greatest support team ever I would have not got through this 18 month experience. Lucy, Eva, Lauren, Fleur I love you 😍. 

I finally ran my lap of honour marathon in London April 23rd 2023. It had been a real struggle to get my fitness back after my car crash but I made it around the 26.2 miles in 3hr 15min. Wow there was no bounce left after after 16 miles.

 I have been so proud and fortunate to have raised money for Make A Wish and want thanks everyone for their huge generosity.

Old News. I completed my 52nd Marathon today, 4th October 2022, 52 weeks after I started my challenge.

I broke my sternum in a serious car crash 22nd September 2021 only a day before I was due to complete my 52nd. My Fairytale immediately turned into a nightmare. Over the next 12 days I went through a lot of pain, breathing issues and terrible anxiety about the fact that I had spent and entire year doing this challenge, just for it to be taken away from me in the last few days. The only way I was going to recover was to complete the challenge so that's was I did, with the help of Lucy my wife and Eva my eldest daughter who accompanied during my final long and painful marathon.

In October 2021 I decided I wanted to try 52 marathons in 52 weeks, with the 52nd Marathon at London Marathon. So, I went for a run, and completed the marathon distance. I must admit I didn't particularly enjoy it and had a really long think about the challenge I had set myself. Then I continued each week to run a marathon.

It has taken me until today, 24th March, a day after my 50th Birthday to finally commit to 52 and raising for Make a Wish as I have had some up and downs, with Covid, painful legs, blisters, back seizures and let's not discuss toenails. I have now run 52 Marathons and each marathon is different (good, bad and ugly) but I will succeed.

Why did I decide to choose Make a Wish UK?

I have three healthy daughters and I wanted to raise money to give other children that are either critically ill or their siblings a chance to experience a wish and joy in their lives. 

Make-A-Wish UK creates life-changing wishes that revive the childhood that critical illness takes away, bringing light and joy at the darkest of times for a child and their loved ones. But right now, there are 60,000 children in the UK living with a critical condition, and they don't have the resources to be that light for everyone. Your generous support will help them step closer to achieving their vision: to grant a wish to every eligible child. Together, we have the power to light up the darkness.

I would be extremely grateful if you could donate towards my challenge and Make a Wish UK.

Thanks

Justin ('Twyford' Marathon Man) Malin

About the campaign

We have an incredible group of #WishHeroes who will be taking on the 2022 London Marathon. Together, we have the power to light up the darkness for critically ill children.

About the charity

Make-A-Wish Foundation UK

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RCN (England & Wales) 295672 (Scotland) SC037479
Make-A-Wish UK is part of a global movement that exists to make life-changing wishes come true for the thousands of critically ill children across the UK. The power of a wish allows families to create lasting memories that they will treasure forever – no matter what the future holds.

Donation summary

Total raised
£7,240.67
+ £735.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£3,702.67
Offline donations
£3,538.00

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