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Alain van West

London Marathon 2019

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Target £0.00

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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]

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Apr 29, 2019


Well done - sub 4 hours is a fantasic achievement!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Caroline Potter

Hi Alain. Sorry I saw this post earlier in the week and meant to donate! How it went well and you are celebrating now!


Apr 27, 2019

The Marshalls

Looking very trim Alain! You should smash 4:15!! Very best of luck from The Marshalls xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019


Best of luck. Beat that Strawberry Man !

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019


You are inspiring me to get ready for another Marathon! Enjoy the run on Sunday. Alan

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2019


Apr 25, 2019

Alan and Pat Boyle.

Fond memories of Fr. Kevin. Good luck. ( from Harry Edsers grandparents)

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2019

Anne W

Well done Alain! Great cause and a brilliant effort!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 18, 2019


Hope you beat the Strawberry man this year, Alain. God be with you:-)


Apr 16, 2019

Chris W

Good luck Alain, a good cause.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid