David Bone


Hemiplegia is a neurological condition that weakens one side of the body and affects one child in a thousand. It is sometimes described as a form of cerebral palsy and the effects are similar to those of a stroke. HemiHelp is a membership organisation offering information and support to children and their families affected by hemiplegia.

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Sparta Chunk Theory

David Bone

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Hello Amigos

Darren, Jamie , James and I would love to raise ten thousand pounds for our friends at the HemiHelp charity. If we fall just short of this total it will be fine but it will be fun trying.

We will be sharing some information about what the team at HemiHelp are doing (so beautifully well)  in their 25th Anniversary year 2016/7 over the next few weeks and how your kind sponsorship will be wisely used.

So what are we doing to tempt you to part with your ill-earned cash. Some of you already know that from the very early days of my ultra-running adventures there was this little thing called Spartathlon - http://www.spartathlon.gr/en/ It’s a 153 mile super ultra that weaves its magic from Athens to Sparta and manages to destroy over 50% of the competitors who are even lucky enough to get a place. Last year  Darren took part (Jamie as support crew) and here is his beautifully stark blog http://dstrachan.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/spartathlon-2016-race-report-dnf-cp63_8.html

So the plan is to go back and conquer this beast.

In order to begin to get “Sparta ready” David needed to go to Spain and qualify by running 100km in under 10 hours. TICK

Then we need to run 100 miles per week for many weeks.

We are now entered in the 24 World Championships in Belfast just to try and get Sparta fit and have other events like the up and coming Brighton Marathon and the KACR race.

UPDATE - Darren's epic BELFAST blog - it's another toughie!!!!


Raising for HemiHelp is one massive way to try and remain focussed and to be mindful that the best thing you can ever do in life is to “think of others”.

 So thank you for reading this far. Bottling up your thoughts about the 'meaning of life' and how this hopefully isn't the answer but through the haze accepting that folk at HemiHelp are genuine, wonderful and deserving of any funds that you kindly pass their way.

PS Raising is a 2 way street. If you have wonderful ideas on how "we" can raise together for HemiHelp then please please do let me know. If I can spend my time helping you achieve something and you help raise for hemiHelp then "let's talk over a protein shake"


CHECK OUT THE AWESOME VIDEO FROM 2016 -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjJLFyFlAj0  Spread the love


Recent donors

11.10.17 Jamie, Awesome effort, hope you have recovered. Charlie and Katie B x

11.10.17 It's not much but what a outstanding effort. Well done!

10.10.17 Well done Darren and team, you are all totally amazing and I'm in awe of you all. Words fail me... Much love, Nerina xx

10.10.17 truly amazing, well done guys!

09.10.17 Well done !

08.10.17 Brilliant boys. Was a pleasure sharing the road with you all. Great cause


07.10.17 Amazing effort!

06.10.17 What an achievement! Good job, chaps.

04.10.17 Hats off to you all. Amazing.

04.10.17 Incredible achievement, David! Cluj teams salute you!

03.10.17 Well done David and team, what an amazing achievement!

03.10.17 You're amazing and bonkers in equal measures! Xx

03.10.17 Well done boys. Rather you than me. Amazing achievement x

02.10.17 ridiculous achievement by all 4 of you - congratulations! Hope the recovery is going well.

02.10.17 Congratulations! Well done!!



02.10.17 Well done Jamie on a fantastic achievement!

02.10.17 Well done

01.10.17 David, we are so happy that all four of you managed to get to the finish line together. And if I'm being honest, also a little bit relieved... It's been fantastic just to follow your adventure! Now onto the next one?

01.10.17 Congratulations guys! Another amazing feat for team HemiHelp xx

01.10.17 Well done on completing the challenge - awesome achiememt.

01.10.17 Amazing

01.10.17 Congrats to you all. Mind-blowing achievement. So pleased your group plan worked out so well.


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