Dan Thompson


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Dan Thompson's fundraising page

Dan Thompson

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

For my Gold Challenge, I'm taking on something that has never been done before - all 110 Olympic and Paralympic events that can be done by a single person! What a challenge!

The sports range from endurance events – triathlon, marathon, 10km open water swimming , and cycling ‘road race’ - to events where my dignity may be at risk - synchronised swimming , rhythmic gymnastics, wrestling - then on to some where I fear my body may be at risk - show jumping , 10m high dive  and  pole vault. You can follow my progress on Twitter, Facebook and my blog and see how I get on in some of these sports!

It is, by a long stretch, physically and mentally the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. However, it is for a great cause - five great causes in fact. I am raising money for five of Gold Challenge's charity partners: Cancer Research UK, Oxfam, Scope, Right to Play and the NSPCC.

If you'd like to take on one of the Gold Challenge's Olympic and Paralympic themed challenges such as the 2012km Challenge or the Olympic Sport Challenge then you can register for free at goldchallenge.org

 Don't worry - you don't have to do all 110 events!

And by registering and taking part in the Gold Challenge, you could also win yourself a place in a 100m race in the Olympic Stadium in 2012! Visit our stadium page for some more details.

Please show your support for my challenge, and don't forget if you are a UK Tax Payer, please tick the Gift Aid to be added (for free!) to your donation!

Thank you!

Recent donors

28.11.12 What a marvellous effort. Well done! I think I am just coming into the back straight as the winners are past the post; mind you watching you run on April 1st made me feel not quite as old as I thought!!

13.08.12 Fantastic stuff Dan, a truly amazing idea and achievement. Look forward to catching up soon, Love Stacey, Darren, Noah and Amy xxxx

08.08.12 An amazing achievement to have done every sport. Congratulations on nearly finishing your challenge.

01.08.12 Truly inspiring Dan. Very nearly there!

30.07.12 Better late than never!! The best of luck with your remaining challenges and take care of your Achilles tendons: ruptures are no fun! Lots of love, Rima, Julian, Joe and Sam x

20.07.12 great blog from Lee Valley. Bravo and bon courage!


05.07.12 The best charity fund raise I'v seen. Hats off to you Dan.

02.07.12 You always seemed like a very sane man, Dan....

28.06.12 Wow - truly inspirational! Great efforts!

27.06.12 The 50 km walk alone is worth the donation Good luck with it

20.06.12 Wishing you all the success with this wonderful goal! Well done!

11.06.12 Dan - well done - it was the swimming that did it - Butterfly is nuts! - Your triathlon should be easy now - best sport in the world! - keep up the good work!

08.06.12 Thank you again

08.06.12 Truly amazing! Good luck and congratulations on events already completed.

03.06.12 well done Dan. this is a truly amazing achievement.

01.06.12 well done fella.

01.06.12 Hi Dan, Well done indeed so far, a fantastic effort! Good luck for the rest of the Challenge, Love from Jo and Jonathan



31.05.12 Well done Dan, sounds exhausting!!!

31.05.12 You must be bloody mad! Why on earth are you putting your body through all this? At your age you should be taking it easy with a large martini and a packet of Senior Service.xx

31.05.12 Best of luck!

31.05.12 £2 / butterfly length (and definitely more to come when you do your triathlon!).

31.05.12 A couple of quid for every length of butterfly!! Great effort Dan - keep it up!


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Derek Sederman
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