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Chris Gibbons

Chris's "Lucas' 40-40-40 marathon" page

I'm running the Chester Marathon with 40 people for Médecins Sans Frontières (UK) because it's Lucas' 40th birthday and his 40th marathon!

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  • Team members: Lucas Meagor and a whole lot of cool runners
  • Event: Lucas 40-40-40, 04 Oct 2015

Médecins Sans Frontières (UK)

We provide emergency medical care worldwide to people affected by conflict & disasters.

Charity Registration No. 1026588



If there’s one thing I’ve learned from the run (although, admittedly, I did already know this), is that it’s never going to go well unless you train – something I omitted to do over the last 6 months, apart from one 11 mile run and an 8 mile run where I strained a tendon in my foot. Not a great strategy. As this was my 15th marathon, I should have known better.

Anyway, the first half of the race went really well, and I crossed the 13.1 mile mark in about 1h38mins. Shortly after that my body (and GPS watch) both gave up and I wobbled, walked and plodded to the end of the race, finishing in a disappointing but completely unsurprising 3h38mins – not a disaster considering my PB is 3h19mins. Next time I promise to train.

The good news is that, with your support, I’ve raised over £1000 for Medecins Sans Frontieres’ work on the refugee crisis – a massive achievement since my fundraising target was only £300. So thanks very much for your help!


Hello there. And thank you for visiting my JustGiving Page!

To celebrate my buddy Lucas' 40th birthday, he has, weirdly, decided to recruit 39 people to run his 40th marathon, in Chester, with him. Why he thinks this is a great way to celebrate his move into a new decade, I do not know. But hopefully we'll make a shedload of money along the way.

I’m running to support the amazing work that Médecins Sans Frontières (UK) do. The current refugee crisis is the biggest of its kind that I can remember, and no one can ignore the tragic scenes we hear about day after day. Your support will help the hundreds of thousands of people who are risking their lives to seek a better life, free from fear of persecution and war.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

We can make such a huge difference by doing so little. Thank you.


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