Sam Robson

I would run 100 miles! - When 26.2 miles just isn't enough

Fundraising for Epilepsy Society
raised of £3,000 target
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Event: Virgin London Marathon 2011, on 17 April 2011
Epilepsy Society

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Hi, and thanks for visiting my fundraising page!


Update: The efforts of everybody that ran for the Epilepsy Society in the Virgin London Marathon 2011 have raised over £60,000! Fantastic work everybody.


Update: I survived! I finished to a fantastic greeting from family, friends and well wishers in St. Ives town center at 2.45pm on Monday - 29 hours after starting! I completed the marathon in an official time of 3:47:45, and covered a total of just over 120 miles. It is currently the day after I returned, and I woke up feeling good with only a sore hip and a couple of blisters to show for it. Thankyou so much to everybody that has made this possible, and also to everybody that has donated towards the fantastic work that the Epilepsy Society do.

This year, I will be running the Virgin London Marathon for the Epilepsy Society ( However, to keep things interesting, and to encourage you lovely people to give as generously as possible, I have decided that 26.2 miles just isn't enough. I am therefore planning on running the 86 miles back home again from the end of the marathon in St. James' Park to St. Ives, Cambridgeshire straight afterwards. I will be doing this in one go within the space of about 30 hours, aiming to get into town the following lunchtime. If somebody can have a bacon sarnie ready for me, that would be great!


Please visit my training blog for updates on my progress. I will be blogging the run as I go, so you will be able to track my progress (assuming that you are up at 4 in the morning) and see where I am along the route home.


Also, if you are in the St. Ives area at midday on Monday 18th April, please join me as I cross the finishing line in Market Square. It will be nice to see some friendly faces as I collapse through the line! If somebody can have a beer on hand, that would be lovely!


As you may or may not know, I suffer from epilepsy myself. However, barring an interesting climbing expedition, losing my driving license briefly, and the odd impromptu drum solo, my life has been relatively unaffected by epilepsy. Many people around the world, however, are not so lucky.


So please dig deep and donate now!


Finally, I would like to thank Vivienne at Trisports Plus in Huntingdon who is supplying much needed equipment for the day of the run, and Matt and Sara at the Cambridgeshire Sports Physio and Back Care Center in Huntingdon who will be attempting to put me back together again afterwards!


Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological condition in the UK and possibly the world. One in every 131 people in the UK has epilepsy, and 1 in every 20 people will suffer a one off epileptic seizure at least once in their life. Epilepsy affects not only those with the disease, but their family, friends and carers as well. The Epilepsy Society works to promote awareness of the disease, helps to give care to those people for which epilepsy is a debilitating illness, and carries out cutting edge medical research to better understand epilepsy, and improve diagnosis and treatment to make seizure-free life a reality for all those with epilepsy.


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About the charity

Epilepsy Society

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We conduct world class medical research projects. We diagnose and treat thousands of people with epilepsy every year. We do this and much more. We are the UK’s national medical epilepsy charity. With Epilepsy Society, you don’t have to deal with epilepsy alone.

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