Guy Longhurst's Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon for the Brain Tumour Charity

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IT WAS A BRILLIANT DAY IN LEEDS HOTTER THAN IDEAL AND THE HILLS WERE TOUGH BUT THE SUPPORT ALL THE WAY ROUND WAS INCREDIBLE AND SWEPT ME TO A TIME OF 4 hrs 31 mins THANKS TO YOUR DONATIONS WE HAVE RAISED AN AMAZING SUM FOR THE BRAIN TUMOUR CHARITY IN MEMORY OF JOE BRIGHTMAN THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROSITY AND SUPPORT

Guy Longhurst will be running the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon on Sunday 12th May, and would be delighted for any donation you can spare.

Inspired by Kevin Sinfield's heroic fundraising efforts for his friend and former team mate Rob Burrow

Guy decided to enter the Rob Burrow Marathon. Guy aims to raise funds and awareness of the Brain Tumour Charity, in memory of Joe Brightman. Joe was a partner, colleague and friend to all at Ellisons, and tragically lost his short battle with illness last October, at the age of 40.

The Brain Tumour Charity is the world's leading brain tumour charity and the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours globally. Committed to saving and improving lives, they are moving further, faster to help every single person affected by a brain tumour.

Unlike Kevin Sinfield, Guy has never been a high performing international sports man, but says that, "as with everything, what l lack in natural talent, i try to make up for with effort!". Guy is not a natural born runner and whilst happy jogging the occasional 5 or 10km, a marathon will take him at least 20 miles out of his comfort zone.

Guy's training programme began in earnest in January and included the recently completed Colchester Half Marathon, when he ran as part of the Mersea Homes team. He also runs the London Landmarks Half Marathon on 7 April, as further race preparation.

All donations will be very gratefully received and help maintain his focus and motivation, as he continues to pound the paths, lanes and streets of Suffolk and (North) Essex.

Colchester Half Marathon, St Patrick's day 2024

Colchester Sports Park, Guy's base for many training runs in Colchester

Finding time for a run whilst in Dublin with Alliott Global Alliance and BHSM LLP - fuelled by Guinness!

The photos below are from a training run in Leeds on 22nd March. The painted telecoms cabinets are a nice touch, although the artist calling himself the Burley Banksy may be pushing the “famous” Yorkshire sense of humour a bit far!

Easter Sunday run. Earned the chocolate this year and ignored Jeremy Vine’s nonsense advice!

London Landmarks Half Marathon. Not record breaking time but great fun and ✅

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The Brain Tumour Charity is the world’s leading brain tumour charity and the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours globally. Committed to saving and improving lives, we’re moving further and faster to help every single person affected by a brain tumour. A cure really can’t wait

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£12,365.38
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