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Hello there, thanks for stopping by and reading this, as it's not that easy to write.

This is not the first challenge I've undertaken for Steve Prescott. But it's the biggest. And it's the first one that I've not been able to talk about with him.

Steve Prescott MBE: exceptional rugby league player, astonishing fundraiser, the perfect family man, and loyal friend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuuCKEvBrqk&feature=youtu.be

Steve died on November 9th 2013, seven years after being told he had months to live. Many people now know his story, and I want to help ensure his legacy lives on. That extra seven years saw Steve raise £500,000 for the charities represented by his Foundation. It also gave his two wonderful young boys the opportunity to see the qualities that are truly important in life.

He'll be massively missed, but never, ever forgotten.

So this challenge - The Steve Prescott 100 - is about Steve's legacy, and trying to help the Foundation continue to raise funds.

The goal is to run 100 race miles in 2014, centred around a first ever crack at the London Marathon. It actually adds up to 110m at the moment! The furthest I've ever run is a half marathon.

My race diary is:

March 2: Bath Half Marathon (13.1)            DONE!        1hour 47                Cold and wet

March 9: St Helens 10k (6.2)         DONE!                       48mins.                     Hot and hilly

April 13: London Marathon (26.2)     DONE!            4hours13.                          Sore and sunburned

May 11: Leeds Half Marathon (13.1) DONE!          1hour 49.               Painful and underprepared 

May 18: Manchester 10k (6.2)        DONE!              49mins.                Hellish heatwave

July 20: Leeds 10k (6.2)       DONE!                           52mins.   Frustratingly unfit 

Sept 7: Great North Run (13.1)           DONE!      1hour50                   Everything is broken

Oct 12: Yorkshire Marathon (26.2)          DONE!                   4h30                        Hobbled home hurting 

 

Thank you for reading, and for your support. Lets raise awareness, funds and let Steve's legacy live on x g

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Updates 17

Well we got there. No doubt I shouldn't have run the last marathon, was nowhere near in good enough shape. But the feeling at the end was worth it. Thanks for phenomenal support from everyone on here who has given so selflessly and generously. Steve would be embarrassed but proud

15/10/14 06:25

So tired, so emotional, so happy!

12/10/14 10:53

Here goes then! After a month of uncertainty and being unable to run, ankle feels ok enough to have a crack at the last one. Yorkshire marathon Sunday then we're done

09/10/14 05:02

Three weeks til the final race, the Yorkshire Marathon. Great North Run was tough and for the first time I didn't enjoy it. Got round in 1:50 but never felt comfortable. Legs are feeling heavy and I can't wait to get the last marathon done and have a holiday! Support is amazing

19/09/14 08:21

Another one down. Really struggled with Leeds 10k. Let my fitness go last couple of months, didn't run in Brazil so it hurt a lot today on a course I wanted to do well on. V pleased to get round though, see my family and have a beer. Thanks for brilliant support. Two to go x

20/07/14 07:03

Raising money for

Steve Prescott Foundation

Steve Prescott Foundation

Charity Registration No. 1121395

The Steve Prescott Foundation was set up by a Totally Inspirational Man Steve Prescott MBE. In 2006 he was diagnosed with Pseudomyxoma Peritonei a Terminal Cancer & sort out to raise funds for The Christie Hospital and the Try Assist Fund. Supporting The SPF changes the lives of so many people.

Raising money for

Run by Steve Prescott Foundation

Charity Registration No. 1121395

Donations 340

Well done George.

Donation by Colin Patterson on 28/04/15

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Very well done George

Donation by Gareth Blainey on 27/04/15

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Top effort. Hope the legs fly as fast as the time #marathonnotasprint

Donation by Jonathan Legard on 25/04/15

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Well done george what a great friend you are

Donation by Patricia on 22/10/14

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Magnificent stuff George

Donation by Overs on 20/10/14

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Hi george, love all the radio stuff but this is so much more and for such a worthy cause

Donation by frank conway on 20/10/14

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Mad boy! Well done.

Donation by Bels Moore on 16/10/14

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Well done!

Donation by Anonymous on 15/10/14

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Now get back to work...

Donation by Rach on 15/10/14

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Well done george...well impressed

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Well done George, what an achievement!

Donation by Denise Lennon (Hendry) on 13/10/14

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Well done George, I bet those last 8 miles were 'fun'

Donation by Tony Audenshaw on 13/10/14

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Inspirational George! X

Donation by Im on 13/10/14

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Well done George, Steve would be proud.

Donation by Anonymous on 13/10/14

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And your next crazy challenge? Well done George from Vicky, me and the children x

Donation by Huw Edwards on 12/10/14

Well done mate, I'm very proud of you

Donation by Nick Clarke on 12/10/14

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Awesome achievement - so glad you were able to finish your challenge!

Donation by Rachel McCormack on 12/10/14

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Well done!

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  • * Online donations£7,594.76
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  • Text donations£351.00
  • Total raised£7,945.76
  • Gift Aid£1,874.20

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