On 22 April 2007, 17 hardy soles will be putting their bodies (and sense of dignity) on the line to endeavour to do what no man has done before. In doing so, and if successful, they’ll be putting their names in the history books and will rank alongside Great British heroes such as Sir Ranulph Fiennes (‘the world's greatest living explorer’), Elen MacArthur (‘the fastest ever sailor to complete a solo non-stop circumnavigation of the globe’), and Thomas Blackthorne (‘the greatest weight lifted with a human tongue’).


And how will they do this I hear your cry?


Stage 1 – Dress up as a bunch of convicts (see image left)

Stage 2 – Chain the 17 of us together (yes, 17 of us!)

Stage 3 – Run the 26.2 cramp inducing miles of the London Marathon (in case you forgot we’ll all be chained together)


In doing so we will officially earn ourselves a place in the Guinness World Records for ‘Most Linked Runners to Complete a Marathon’.


More importantly, and this is where you come in, we are breaking this record in order to raise as much as possible for charity. Our target is a massive, but achievable, £35,000 in total so please give as generously as you can.


Thank you all for your support,

The World Record Breaking Team 2007


PS As a team, all money raised is being split between two equally fantastic charities – Dreams Come True and Shelter. If you would prefer to donate towards Shelter then please go to our other site


PPS Also, don’t forget to select the gift aid option when donating – by doing so Dreams Come True will receive a further 28% at no extra cost to you.






Raising money for

Dreams Come True

Dreams Come True

Charity Registration No. 800248

Dreams Come True, a national charity, brings joy to terminally and seriously ill children by making their treasured dreams come true. Over the last 25 years we've brought happiness and joy to more than 5000 children as well as their friends, families and carers. http:/

Donations 224

From Emerson Willis Ltd. Ian, we can't believe you ran with a torn cruciate ligament and cartilage!

Donation by Convict #4 on 28/06/07


Donation by Convict #4 on 07/06/07


Donation by Babs on 05/06/07



Donation by Convict #4's family & friends on 04/06/07


Sorry for the delay!!! well done

Donation by chris oxley on 29/05/07


+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Well done Geoff James & your record breaking mates

Donation by Graham Keene on 29/05/07


+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Donation by Nicola Thatcher on 25/05/07


Donation by Matthew Skelding on 25/05/07


Very Well done. Annie and Gerry

Donation by Gerry Willis on 20/05/07


+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Flattery will get you everywhere! Congratulations on your achievement.

Donation by Thomas "The Tongue" Blackthorne on 15/05/07


Donation by Nick Vye on 14/05/07


+ £141.03 Gift Aid

Well done boys - it was your long legs that did it Geoff James...!

Donation by Ali Tiffin on 10/05/07


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well done !!

Donation by Steph H on 10/05/07


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by Rich Lambert on 09/05/07


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

brilliant effort boys

Donation by NIGEL NOTLEY on 09/05/07


Well Done!!

Donation by Fraser's parents! on 09/05/07


Very well done Eoghan, James and I hope your culinary skills are just as good x

Donation by Claire E on 08/05/07


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well done boys, lets hope you all stay in touch after such a feat, preferably not chained together!

Donation by Janet and George Reynolds on 08/05/07


+ £5.64 Gift Aid


Donation by Sara Orchard on 08/05/07


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Max - possibly the most heroic man on the planet. well done boys.

Donation by Bill the cabbie on 07/05/07


Hey Eoghan, well done mate, see you at exam time!

Donation by Nell on 04/05/07


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good work Eoghan and the rest of the lads!!

Donation by Micheal O'Kane on 04/05/07


+ £4.23 Gift Aid

well done mr wrighton! i have finally sponsored you, hope this makes you smile xxxx

Donation by Francesca Langlands on 03/05/07


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Congratulations Geoff. Although that is not your name. In fact well done all of you!

Donation by Tom Riley on 03/05/07


+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Congrats to you all. Nuff love Geoff James!

Donation by Michelle on 03/05/07


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£7,319.39
  • Offline donations£1,218.20
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£8,537.59
  • Gift Aid£1,378.02

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