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Dom Hodgson

Dom is doing something stupid

Running the great north run & Disney 1/2 Marathon for Martin House Hospice for Children and Young People because it seemed like a good idea when I signed up

115 %
raised of £1,750 target
by 67 supporters
  • Event: Great North Run 2016, 11 Sep 2016

Martin House Hospice for Children and Young People

We provide family-led care and support to children with life-shortening conditions

Charity Registration No. 517919


Before I worked with computers and Search, I worked for an organisation that was part of Mencap working with children with difficulties.

I saw the work of Martin House on a few occasions and saw the comfort that it brought to families during some horrible times.

A few weeks ago many on Facebook laughed at my videos of accidentally signing up for a 5k then forgetting about it (NSFW - a little bit of swearing) and now I'm offering you the chance to pay a little back for my pain (and cause me a bit more).

In September I'll be doing both the Great North Run AND the Disneyland Paris half Marathon within a few weeks of each other.

Note: They are already booked and paid for so your donations are not funding Dom's trip to disneyland.

This year we raised the target of £1000 so I've bumped it up to £1500, I'll be wearing a costume for BOTH runs

Commonly Asked Questions 

Hows training going
Not very well, turns out being 8 stone heavier and having a new baby make training a lot harder than the last time I did it

How long do you think it's going to take
Probably three and a half hours. I know friends are doing it under two but they will be running a lot more than I will.. 

What costume have you chosen
For the GNR I've chosen something light and breezy, I've gone for Hawaiian tourist - 

For those that have not donated yet I'm asking people to donate £1 for each KM that I keep the flamingo with me.. if I finish the race with it, that's £20 (If I get less that five pledges, he's not making it past mile two! #bin)

For the Disneyland Paris one, I'm not sure yet it depends on weather.