Simon Wilson

Simon is running 2023 Edinburgh Marathon for Samaritans

Fundraising for Samaritans
raised of £250 target
by 56 supporters
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Event: Edinburgh Marathon 2023, on 28 May 2023

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On Sunday 16 April 2023 I ran my first marathon, in Manchester. I completed the 42km in 4 hours and 7 minutes, a good 23 minutes ahead of my target time. 

Six weeks later at the end of May I am running my second, the 2023 Edinburgh Marathon.

For the Manchester Marathon I didn’t hold any fundraiser. I asked people to donate something — money, time, skills — to something they felt needed it.

For Edinburgh I am outright raising money, for Samaritans, who feel to me like an arm’s length emergency service for people who feel there is no point continuing life.

Running Manchester was so painful. I would be grateful if you would support my attempt (and the resulting pain). I’ve set a modest target. Anything you all pledge I will match up to a total of £250. I hope you can help me reach (maybe pass) that goal.

Thank you. 🙏🏼

About the charity


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Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year providing a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them. For more information please visit

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