125 %
raised of £1,500 target
by 10 supporters
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Ulen Neale

Ulen Neale - 2009 London Marathon

Fundraising for Beanstalk

125 %
raised of £1,500 target
by 10 supporters
  • Event: Flora London Marathon 2009, 26 Apr 2009


Beanstalk is a national literacy charity that recruits, vets, trains and supports volunteers to work in primary schools with children who have fallen behind with their reading.

Charity Registration No. 296454


Thank you for visiting my fundraising page for the 2009 London Marathon. I must be mad!! In fact you can see how mad I am - I had my hair dyed green for the event.

I ran the London Marathon in 4 hours 30 minutes and 58 seconds.

If you want to read all about my training progress, then visit: http://ulen.me.uk/ where I've posted updates of how things went.

You can also join my Facebook Group or follow me on Twitter

In all, up to and including the marathon, I ran 717 miles in 18 months. Towards the end of my training, I was averaging over 60 miles every month - and ran 131 miles in March alone (that's the equivalent of 5 marathons!!!)

I wasn't all about the 26.2 miles come April 26th....

As part of my training plan I also ran the Silverstone Half Marathon
in 2 hours 4 minutes.

This is how VRH can use your donations:

• £10 can help to pay for a trained volunteer to provide two sessions of one-to-one reading support for one child

• £20 can contribute to the cost of an end-of-term book exchange meeting for volunteers

• £50 may help to provide a box of books and games for a volunteer to use when working with children

Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Volunteer Reading Help gets your money faster and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.

So please sponsor me now!

Now I've done the marathon - I want to see if I can raise £100 for every mile that I ran, so donation really helps - even just a couple of pounds.