Vicky and Tony completed the Thames Meander 54 mile run in 14 hours 45 mins.....
Thank you to all those who have supported us both for your kind generosity.
Vicky and Tony
The Thames Meander has long been one of the most prominent events in the ultra-running calendar. Established in 1999 and now in its 9th year, the Thames Meander ultra cross-country event takes place in mid-February, with a course meandering along the banks of the River Thames, over towpaths and public rights of way from Reading, heading east to finish near Walton-on-Thames 54 miles later.
We are doing this event for our own personal achievement and also to raise money for Combat Stress. Both Vicky and I are serving members of the armed forces and wanted to contribute to a worthwhile charity whilst pushing ourselves to the limit at a time when our Nations forces are working flat out both mentally and physically around the world in various Conflicts.
We encourage you to donate as much you can for such an overlooked yet worthwhile cause. The Combat Stress charity helps veterans and ex-forces personnel who suffer from psychological injury as a result of their service. The work this charity does also helps the families of veterans who are of course affected by their plight. This includes veterans of all wars and conflicts from the First World War to The Falklands, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan etc.
Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor us: Combat Stress will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.
What ever you donate, on behalf of Combat Stress, those they help, Vicky and myself all thank you very very much. If you would like to learn more about Combat Stress the address to visit is http://www.combatstress.org.uk/
If you would like to learn more about the race the address to visit is http://www.thamesmeander.com/
Special thanks to the following companies so far for donating these items for Auction:
Professional Footballers Association for 2007/2008 Newcastle Shirt signed by James Milner (Mick Mcguire) (Raised £40)
SRO audiences For the fantastic donation of 4 tickets to the Graham Norton Show, 4 tickets to the Alan Titchmarsh show and 4 Tickets to Ade Edmondsons new sit com Teenage Kicks. (Martin SRO Audiences)
Taut Drinks for the donation of the 10 tickets for the QUINS vs Leicester game 5th Jan 08 and the case of drinks for our training. (Liz Palmer) (Raised £210)
Bradford and Bingley for the 4 Bradford City match tickets (Raised £40) and the 4 Yorkshire Cricket match tickets, and Cricket Bat signed by Geoff Boycott, Sunil Gavaskar, Kevin Pietersen, Sachin Tendulkar and Graham Gooch to auction. (Raised £100) Bradford City signed Shirt (Paul Mitchell Community Affairs Manager) (Raised £50)
Suzi Wong Creations For pledging a replica pair of Ricky Hattons ring shorts. (Melissa) (Raised £350 )
Hat-Trick Productions For Two tickets to see "Have I Got News For You" (Faye Rainey Audience & Production Coordinator) (Raised £55)
Victory Services Club London For 2 night bed and breakfast accomadation for a family of 4 (2 Adults & 2 children)(Jenna Steggles Marketing Manager)
Norfolk Line For 1 Car ( 2 adults 2 children) return from Dover to Dunkirque anytime during 2008.
Marquess of Bath For 2 Adult and 2 Child Passport ticket to Longleat (as featured on BBC's Animal Park) vaild from Feb to Nov 2008 (Raised £55)
Other mentions and thanks for donations via Cheques
Towergate Wilson £50 donation
WO's Sgts Mess Gibraltar Barracks £100 Donation
Suzy Young - JCG £20 donation
Mr Stewart £25 donation (being processed)
Mr Dove £30 donation (being processed)
Mr Hutchinson £10 donation (being processed)
JCG Charity Fund £50 (being processed)