Okay folks, by now you should know what I am all about. I like my charity work. I love it. It rocks my world. I love being able to make a difference to people who really need the support. I firmly believe that anyone who CAN make a difference, who is lucky enough to be able to do so, should make the effort.
So what's the schedule for 2017/18? It's a beast of a set of races...
2017 London Marathon - COMPLETE (PB 5.26.04)
2017 Great North Run - COMPLETE (PB 1.54.55)
2017 Richmond Marathon - COMPLETE (PB 4.35.44)
2017 Berlin Marathon - COMPLETE (4.54.23)
2017 Great Scottish Run - COMPLETE (PB 1.46.06)
2018 Manchester Marathon
2018 London Marathon
2018 La Course Eiffage du Viaduc de Millau
2018 Tiree Ultra Marathon
2018 Berlin Marathon
2018 Great Scottish Run
2018 Chicago Marathon
I will of course be running the big races in support of the wonderful team at Children with Cancer UK (aside from Berlin 17 which was in the colours of MacMillan, and Chicago 18 which will be for Team for Kids). The research they carry out, the treatments they pioneer, the services they offer and the magical days they give families affected by cancer all speak for themselves. Please click through the links on this page to check out more about this amazing cause.
I know the world has a lot of fundraisers, a lot of people appealing for help, so if you have visited this page I would like to thank you for coming in, whether or not you leave a donation. It's a cliché, but every penny really does count, every pound helps make a difference to kids who really need this support.
Pain is temporary, Glory is Eternal they say... that's true. Pain for me is temporary, the effects of taking part in marathons and raising funds is eternal, in how it backs the lives of children who are in situations outwith their control.
Just Giving are good honest people, they don't sell your details, they don't advise passing alien ships which ones of you are rich in nutrients and they don't release the hounds to hasten your departure. Gift Aid may be applicable, allowing an extra 25p for every pound you donate, at no cost to you.