Alan Williamson


Mind has been speaking out for better mental health for 60 years and is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. At Mind, we work for a better life for everyone with experience of mental or emotional distress.
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Brighton or Bust

Alan Williamson

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Hi, I'm Alan Williamson - you may know me through the internet, or just good old fashioned real life!

I'm running the Brighton Marathon on 17th April 2016, in aid of Mind. As you may know, I had planned to run the Frankfurt Marathon in October 2015 but withdrew due to an injury. Now I am fit and healthy again, on a better training plan, and will make sure I cross the finish line with both legs firmly attached to my body.

I'll also be writing a running blog (no pun intended) on my training progress; it'll be available at Split Screen in due course. Also, as part of the marathon training I'll be competing in the Bath Half on 13th March 2016 and running 20 miles in Northern Ireland on Easter Sunday, which is pretty much the entire length of the country. 

Mind have kindly sponsored my entry into the marathon. £500 is the minimum donation target and it would be fantastic if you could help me reach my goal. If you previously sponsored me for Frankfurt, I'm really sorry but I cannot transfer those donations. Naturally, SpecialEffect and Mind will still receive that money!

Mind are Britain's largest mental health charity. They provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

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

I really appreciate all your support: on behalf of Mind, thank you for your donation.

Recent donors

18.04.16 Well done man.


17.04.16 All the best, Alan! I'm always impressed by marathon runners, particularly if I don't know them through some sporting connection.

17.04.16 Congratulations Alan! Great charity and amazing effort.

17.04.16 Best of luck mate :)

16.04.16 Good luck! Run Alan ruuuuuun!

16.04.16 Good luck!

15.04.16 Good luck Alan, will be thinking about you on the day.

13.04.16 Hoping you have optimum weather conditions and both leags remain attached as you cross the line.

12.04.16 Smash it up, Alan! I'm really looking forward to sharing a post-run feast with you in Brighton!


11.04.16 Run Forest, Run :) Good on you!

11.04.16 Good luck Alan!


08.04.16 Go go work bro


07.04.16 Good luck!


05.04.16 May the wind etc



04.04.16 Good luck with the marathon and raising money for such a very worthy cause.


04.04.16 Good luck

13.03.16 Good luck!


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