John Fensom

John Fensom

12 Marathons in 12 months for Oliver Hall

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[p]12 marathons in 12 months done!![/p][p]The marathons maybe done but the fundraising and spread awareness continues. [/p][p]Please help spur me on to help raise some money for Meningitis Now. I’m doing the 12 marathons in 12 months challenge in memory of Oliver Hall. [/p][p]Sadly, friends Bryan and Georgie lost their beautiful 6 year old boy Ollie in October 2017 to Meningitis B. From being a happy healthy boy, Ollie died within 24 hours. [/p][p]This is their story [url=https://vimeo.com/332068377?fbclid=IwAR3rl8WGVkpXjGQsNZ83ZzU_MW6F2Sp4l4ZtsnYD2yDvQVWnUj1AuuJINnk]https://vimeo.com/332068377[/url][/p][p]The marathons, which take place all over the country including Ipswich, Edinburgh, and Richmond, will culminate with the London Marathon in 28th April 2019. [/p][p]After seeing the devastation to Bryan and Georgie and his younger brother Charlie by Oliver’s tragically sudden death from meningitis B I knew I wanted to do something, I’ve never seen such loss and sadness.[/p][p]Please please share and raise awareness. Children born before September 2015 will not have been given the Men B vaccination as part of the UK routine immunisation schedule. Please check to see what vaccinations your children have had. Together we can help Bryan, Georgie and their youngest son Charlie raise awareness in honour of Ollie’s memory. [/p][p]For more information on meningitis awareness please go to:- [url=https://www.meningitisnow.org/?fbclid=IwAR3pPur_km0hfgAV6owM3iGfIsvnh1D7bFu6182clz9bq1s1WKQc4MSTIFo]https://www.meningitisnow.org[/url][/p][p]You can follow my running exploits at [url=http://instagram.com/ifeltlikerunning]instagram.com/ifeltlikerunning[/url][/p][p]The T-Shirt explained...[/p][p]I was staying at my sisters in Edinburgh and I left ironing my name onto the t-shirt until the night before.[/p][p]My sister joked that I must make sure to spell it correctly and I muttered something like “I’m hardly going to forget how to do that! Oh was I wrong![/p][p]I was concentrating on getting the letters lined up nice and straight so much that by the time I ironed the letters on permanently I had indeed spelled it wrong and the JONH t-shirt was born! I think this is how I’ll have my name on all my running tops from now on. [/p][p]I’m grateful that my twelfth and final marathon of the challenge will be at London 2019. It’s a special event for me not only because it was my first ever marathon in 2017 but also because my father was dying of cancer at the time. [/p][p]I had to make the hard decision to run it as I knew that’s what he wanted. Luckily I was able to get back to show him my finishers medal – he died four days later. [/p][p]London 2019 will not only be a special end to the challenge but it’ll also be two years to the day since his passing. I’ll be running with both dad and Oliver in my heart – it’ll be emotional, that’s for sure![/p][p]I hope to run as many official marathon events as possible however some I may have to run on my own recorded via GPS due to work and life schedules.[/p][p]The Marathons[/p][p]Edinburgh Marathon (May) COMPLETED[/p][p]The Orwell Challenge (June) COMPLETED[/p][p]Chislehurst commons Marathon (July) COMPLETED[/p][p]Saxon Shore challenge (Gravesend) (August) COMPLETED[/p][p]Richmond Marathon (Sept) COMPLETED[/p][p]Dunwich Marathon (Oct) COMPLETED[/p][p]Cancelled due to illness :( (Nov)[/p][p]Viking Coastal Marathon (Dec) COMPLETED[/p][p]Winter Cakeathon Challenge (Jan) COMPLETED[/p][p]Vikings Challenge double marathon weekend (Feb) COMPLETED[/p][p]Local Suffolk marathon GPS tracked COMPLETED (March)[/p][p]London Marathon COMPLETED (April)[/p][p][br][/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

28 Apr 2019

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May 18, 2019

Anonymous

We’re in awe Jonh. You absolutely smashed it. Edwin, Lizzie, Felix & Jasper xx

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May 9, 2019

Flo

Video made me ****. You’re a legend..


May 7, 2019

Andrew Craig

Fantastic work John. Sorry it took me a week to sort this out.

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May 5, 2019

Sean

INCREDIBLE John! What an achievement! Big love and respect! 💙

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May 5, 2019

Baz

Brilliant achievement mate, supplemented by such emotional footage. Well done, there really is no superlative that I can add that hasn't already - rightly - been sent in your direction. x

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May 4, 2019

Patricia

Fantastic effort .... don’t know how you do it??

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May 2, 2019

Maples

Awesome achievement. Congratulations John x


May 1, 2019

Heidi Andy Isabelle and William xxx

Well John. This is amazing. You are an inspiration. Ollie would be so proud xx

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May 1, 2019

Shaun F

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May 1, 2019

Paul Pearson

An incredible effort John, mind blowing!

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