Our site needs cookies

We need cookies to help you sign in, create a fundraising page and donate. If you want to fundraise or donate on our site, you will need to turn on cookies How to turn on cookies.

It looks like you are trying to access a charity account.

Please click here for the charity sign in page. If you are not trying to access a charity account, please contact us.


Alain van West

London Marathon 2019

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]A few years back, I ran my first London Marathon, and was beaten by my wife (I'm sure she took a shortcut) by 8 minutes, and ran it in just over 5 hours.[/p][p]A couple of years ago, I ran it again - made sure the wife didn't - and other than being beaten by a sprinting strawberry on the finishing line (see photo), managed to go down to 4h43, thus ridiculing her time by a mighty 10 minutes... balance of power restored...[/p][p]So here we are looking at 2019, and a sub 4.15 time... hopefully...[/p][p]The cause is still very close to my heart (feel free to see what these amazing people do (http://jesuitmissions.org.uk/).[/p][p]Thanks for anything you can do to help.[/p][p]So here we are, 14 weeks to go and now up to 10 miles at a decent pace. So far so good...[/p]

Share Alain's story




Allez Alain

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid



Finally got round to donating! You are amazing: rather you than me.. Hood luck and love ya!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Tom and Lynne Stone

Good Luck Alain!



Dominic Boyse

I was overtaken by a rhinoceros at mile 21, so I know the feeling! Have a great day and good luck with the training.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Charlie and Mary Sultan

Send photos of the end. good luck



Rog Draper

Good luck Alain ! Enjoy ! Rog

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid



Good luck Alain, a worthy cause.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Mike and Beth Koetting



Oliver Willcox

Good luck Alain - and there's no shame in losing to a strawberry. They can be berry fast.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Virginia and Matthew van West

I’m sure you’ll smash it now you’ve got your jacuzzi to get you through your gruelling training runs! We’re really proud of you. Love Virginia and Matthew. X (PS, I haven’t included Sophie and Thomas, so they can sponsor you too!)

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid