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Charles Massey

Charlie's 2012 running challenges

Fundraising for Spinal Research

102 %
raised of £15,000 target
by 70 supporters
  • Event: Virgin London Marathon 2012, 22 Apr 2012

Spinal Research

We fund life changing research to change the future of spinal cord injury

Charity Registration No. 1151015


Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I used to run loads and I still raise lots of money for various charities at my coffee stand at British Eventing Horse Trials.

2012 is a special year for me: I have been accepted as a volunteer at the Paralympics in August / September 2012, and I have decided to mark this by using a return to running as a way of raising money for Spinal Research.

The challenges are as follows:

1. 2012 running miles in the year. As of July 6th I have logged 1081 miles.

2. Running city marathons:

Virgin London Marathon, 22 April - completed in 4h 12 min

ING New York City Marathon, 4 November

Suncorp Richmond (Va) Marathon, 10 November

3. An ultramarathon: 

The Nottingham 50 km Trail / road ultra, 7 October

4. The #claireswalk challenge. Now the Ridgeway "By Any Means"

4 stage 85 mile Ridgeway National Trail run, 6-9 December.

Bryan Elliot will be joining me on this one and hopefully others will visit with various modes of transport along the way #rwbam

(Having supported paralysed Claire Lomas in her attempt to walk the London marathon in a re-walk suit, I had promised Claire I would add a challenge if she finished. After 17 days, she did just that.)

My main inspiration is Ruth Mathieson. Ruth was an ambitious amateur event rider whose life took a dramatic turn after an horrific fall on the cross country at Nurstead Horse Trials in April 2011. After suffering a catastrophic spinal injury, Ruth spent 4 months in Stoke Mandeville Hospital and remains paralysed in 2/3 of her body. However she is now out of hospital and, along with some committed friends, is determined to make a difference in helping other riders learn to avoid such injury. I have pledged to her that I will raise money to help fund research into spinal injury repair so that one day many more people will walk again.

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  • 1 down, 2 to go!
  • "Sprint" finish at Dorney Lake Half
  • Snow excuse to not run!