Rather than raise odds and ends of money from each marathon or event that I do I decided to set up a long-running webpage that will gather the donations I receive for each event in one place, all supporting 'Hope and Homes for Children'.
Tough Guy (http://www.toughguy.co.uk/c-underwater-tunnel.shtml): a cold, wet, muddy misery-fest. [COMPLETED! 2hrs 12. Bloomin' cold!]
Reading Half Marathon 2007. [COMPLETED! 1hr 22. Vomited]
London Marathon 2007: I hope to knock almost TWO HOURS off my best marathon time this year and break the 3 hour barrier. I should mention that my best time (4 hrs 52) was dressed as a rhino.[COMPLETED! 2hrs 58. Bloomin' hot! and painful...]
Trailwalker: a 60 mile, single-day run across the South Downs. Organised by the Gurkhas [COMPLETED! 16 hours. Feet in agony.]
The Great River Race: 22 miles in a Dragon boat down the River Thames. Dressed as gladiators. [COMPLETED! 2 hrs 35 Ouch! My arms are not used to exercise...]
The Original Mountain Marathon: 2 days running round the hills of Scotland and one of the wettest night's camping of my life. [Unfortunately our team had to drop out on the second day in the mountains due to injury]
The Devizes to Westminster 125 mile, non-stop canoe marathon (http://www.dwrace.org.uk/) [SORT of COMPLETED! Forced to retire after 99 miles and 28 hours for being too slow! Deeply painful, cold, miserable. Loved it.
Marathon des Sables 2008: A 6 day, 150 mile run across the Sahara desert carrying all your gear. (http://www.saharamarathon.co.uk/) [COMPLETED! 9th fastest Brit, 104th place overall. Broke my foot on Day 5]
Ballbuster 2009: Run 8 miles over Box Hill. Cycle 24 miles over Box Hill. Run 8 miles over Box Hill... [COMPLETED! 3hrs15. Spectacularly sore the next day.]
Helly Hansen Triathlon 2009. [COMPLETED]
National 3 Peaks with Phil Packer.
Proposed marathons include:
The Wensleydale Triathlon.
The UK Ironman
A 24 hour, 42 peak 'Bob Graham' round in the Lake District
www.SOUTH.com - the longest unsupported polar journey in history.
Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Hope and Homes for Children will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.
So please sponsor me now!
Many thanks for your support.