Owen Toms


CMV Action
CMV Action is a UK organisation of parents and volunteers, who have come together to support families and raise public awareness of congenital Cytomegalovirus - one of the most common cause of birth defects in the UK. We offer advice, support and friendship to anyone affected by congenital CMV.
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Owen Toms in the VM London Marathon 2015

Owen Toms

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/OwenToms

I am running the London Marathon 2015 in aid of CMV Action.


It is fair to say that I am not well known for my athletic prowess and to compound the issue, my wife tells me that I have short legs. So with nature and my lifestyle working against me, running over 26 miles is something of a ludicrous challenge.


Although I have shed quite a bit of weight over the last 9 months, it is becoming clearer, as my training progresses, how very tough a marathon is going to be. I just about managed the 10 mile Great South Run in 2013 but this is a huge step up.


I am hoping to see a cold beer at the finish line rather than an oxygen mask and defibrillator. Wish me luck!


CMV Action is a great cause and has affected a fantastic little chap that I know. Any donations are much appreciated.



Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.

Recent donors

18.06.15 Well done Owen - hope the aches have gone by now.

04.05.15 Great job O! You're a star!


03.05.15 Congratulations - Fantastic running Owen.


30.04.15 Well done.

27.04.15 I knew you would do it. Great planning and hard training!




27.04.15 Will be thinking of you.

26.04.15 Many congratulations!

26.04.15 Snowman - you the man (with cute little legs)

26.04.15 Well done Owen, hope you had a well earned beer at the end. xx

26.04.15 Well done, we will be running with you every step!!

26.04.15 Bob Wilson, Bernie Clifton, Owen Toms. Holy trinity!

26.04.15 Well done Owen, hope you managed to enjoy it and see some of the sights. Love Mark, Hilary, Hayden and Lilianna xxxx

25.04.15 Good Luck Owen!

24.04.15 Go go go Owen! Well done in advance for what's going to be a massive achievement!

24.04.15 We're all so proud of you. Good luck!

22.04.15 Go, O, Go!

21.04.15 Rooting for ya, O!

21.04.15 At last, managed to dip Beck's purse whilst she wasn't looking. Enjoy the journey and we'll be thinking of you. And not laughing when you try to walk once you get back to the island! Remember the post run ice bath, it works.

21.04.15 Very impressed with the training, even before the main event! Love J&J



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Bill and Teri
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