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Andy SJ Lie

Andy Lie's 60/600/6000 challenge !!!

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Dear Family, Friends and Supporters,[/p][p]Thank you so much for visiting my fund-raising page. After a two-year break, this is my new effort to try to raise funds for five charities in the coming year.[/p][p]I turn 60 on 27 August 2017 and am deeply thankful for reaching this milestone! I have set myself a fresh challenge of completing 600 miles [not kilometres] mostly through running and might include long walks! Most important of all, I hope to be able to raise at least £6,000 for the five charities and their respective shares:[/p][p][b]Action Foundation (40%),[/b] a Newcastle-based charity, with their important work on refugees and asylum seekers, including the destitute among the latter. We live in times of massive human displacements caused by conflicts and environmental disasters.[/p][p][b]British Heart Foundation (15%),[/b] remembering especially this 5th year of the death of Ray Masters, Luke's Dad and an inspiring father-in-law to our daughter Ruth.[/p][p][b]Bowel Cancer (15%),[/b] inspired specially by the life and courage of Alastair MacNaughton, a good friend and Anglican priest who had been living with this disease for many years and died on 20 October 2017, and remembering a Singaporean friend [Chua How Chuang] who died a few years ago.[/p][p][b]Guide Dogs (15%),[/b] giving thanks that I've always had good eyesight but there are many who are in need of these well-trained dogs, who often serve as the owner's good friend.[/p][p][b]Medical Aid for Palestinians (15%),[/b] for their splendid work in the Middle East and remembering my new-found Palestinian friends who are still experiencing the harsh reality of life under Israeli military occupation. I discovered only in 2016 that MAP was founded by an intrepid Singaporean orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Ang Swee Chai, who has worked for many years in parts of the Middle East including witnessing the aftermath of the Sabra and Shatila massacre in mid-September 1982. [/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.[/p][p]I very much appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations. Please do give generously. Lastly, I shall endeavour to keep you posted [quarterly, I hope] of my 600-mile challenge!![/p][p]Officially-timed miles [not including normal training] update, [b]11 May 2019 [/b]: [b]583.35 [/b]miles [940.02[b] [/b]km][/p][p]September 2017: [b]32.2[/b] miles [52.2 km], namely Great North Run (half marathon), Haltwhistle Half Marathon, Newcastle Parkrun (2x) [/p][p]October 2017: [b]32.2[/b] miles [52.2 km], namely Kielder Half Marathon, Run Northumberland Castles Half Marathon, Newcastle Parkrun (2x)[/p][p]November 2017: [b]49.2[/b] miles [79.2 km], namely Newcastle Mo Marathon (20 miles only), Newcastle Town Moor Marathon, Newcastle Parkrun (1x)[/p][p]December 2017: [b]38.2[/b] miles [62.2 km], namely NEMC Winter Wonder Runs (half marathon 2x), Saltwell 10k, Newcastle Parkrun (2x)[/p][p]January 2018: [b]23.75 [/b]miles [35.0 km], namely NEMC Winter Wonder Run & Newcastle Parkrun (1x)[/p][p][i][u]NB. Have been battling with a nasty coughing bug since last week of January and most of February!! Learning to be patient once again and to be listening to my body. GP felt lungs were clear on 16 February and advised to rest another week before running again.[/u][/i][/p][p]February 2018: only [b]3.0[/b] miles [5.0 km], Newcastle Parkrun (1x), I'm afraid owing to about 6 weeks down with that nasty viral bug ... still not 100% by early March but I'm soldiering on![/p][p]March 2018: [b]33.2[/b] miles [53.66 km], namely NEMC Winter Wonder Run (half marathon), Coniston 14 (14.1 mi), Newcastle Parkrun (2x) [/p][p]April 2018: [b]58.4[/b] miles [94.4 km], namely Greater Manchester Marathon, Vienna City Marathon, Parkrun (2x - Newcastle; Hilly Fields, Brockley)[/p][p][i][u]NB. Battling with a second nasty coughing bug since last week of April until mid-May!! I had to reduce considerably my distance in the Isle of Wight Challenge in early May, but pleased to complete the 4th Quarter supporting Mabel. Had a course of antibiotics and GP felt lungs were clear on 17 May, and advised that if I felt well on Sunday 20 May I could run in Liverpool![/u][/i][/p][p]May 2018: [b]42.3[/b] miles [68.2 km], namely the Isle of Wight 4th Quarter Challenge and Liverpool Marathon[/p][p][i][u]NB. Most unfortunately I was taken quite ill on the eve of the Stockholm Marathon (2 June) with vomiting and diarrhoea over two days, so sadly have had to abandon the race and rested in the motel instead. A third bout of illness since the start of the year!! [/u][/i][/p][p]June 2018: [b]59.0[/b] miles [95.0 km], namely Race to the King, South Downs Way (double marathon, 53 miles), Newcastle Parkrun (2x)[/p][p]July 2018: [b]3.0[/b] miles @ Newcastle Parkrun[/p][p][i][u]NB. Decided to take a month's rest after Race to the King (my first Ultra) with frequent short training runs. Unfortunately had another minor bout of cold in the last week of July but recovered fairly quickly.[/u][/i][/p][p]August 2018: [b]43.4 [/b]miles [70.0 km], namely Wye Valley Half Challenge (55k), Parkrun (2x Newcastle; 1x Hilly Fields, Brockley)[/p][p][i][u]NB. I turned 61 yesterday and had a good celebration with all the family in London. I have decided that I would like to attempt to reach 600 miles over the next six months or so, and have therefore extended the fund-raising period.[/u][/i][/p][p]September 2018: [b]45.3[/b] miles [73.3 km], namely Hamsterley Forest Marathon, Great North Run (half marathon), Parkrun (2x Newcastle)[/p][p]October 2018: [b]26.2[/b] miles [42.2 km], namely Kielder Half Marathon, CSC Run by the Bay Half Marathon (Singapore)[/p][p]November 2018: [b]6.0[/b] miles [10.0 km] @ Newcastle Parkrun x2. [i][u]It's been a very stressful month with work issues after returning from exhausting Singapore holiday.[/u][/i][/p][p]December 2018: [b]40.75 [/b]miles [65.6 km], namely NEMC Winter Wonder Runs (x2: 16.0 miles & 30.0 km), Saltwell 10k.[/p][p]A BLESSED AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR TO ALL :-) [/p][p]January 2019: [b]3.0[/b] miles [5.0 km] @ Newcastle Parkrun.[/p][p][i][u]I did lots of short training runs around where I live and wasn't able to participate in any long distances since the three races in December. Unfortunately the beginning of February had me struggling with a bad cough, flu and feverish temperatures.[/u][/i][/p][p]February 2019: [b]19.2[/b] miles [31.0 km], namely Newcastle Parkrun (x1), NEMC Leas Marathon but completed 16.2 miles.[/p][p]March 2019: [b]16.1 [/b]miles [26.1 km], namely Newcastle Parkrun (x1), Kirkley Hall Half Marathon @ Ponteland, Northumberland.[/p][p][i][u]Most unfortunately, I think I sustained an 'injury' on my left hamstring and knee during a training run towards the end of March. This means that I have had to rest, go to the physio for check-up and for painful massage, and gradually picked up on the training. I had to withdraw from one of my favourite races each Springtime, i.e. Coniston 14 in the Lake District.[/u][/i][/p][p]1 April - 11 May 2019: [b]9.0[/b] miles [15.0 km], namely Newcastle Parkrun (x2), Southwark Parkrun (x1).[/p][p]ON 19 MAY 2019, ALL BEING WELL, I WILL COMPLETE MY 600-MILE CHALLENGE BY RUNNING THE COPENHAGEN MARATHON … WITH MY GOOD FRIEND AND RUNNING MATE, TIM HUTTON, AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER INTERNATIONAL RUNNERS!! [/p][p][br][/p][p][b][i][u]YES! YES! I'VE FINALLY COMPLETED MY 600 MILES ON 19 MAY 2019 BY COMPLETING THE COPENHAGEN MARATHON IN 5:42:07 :-) :-)[/u][/i][/b][/p][p][b][i][u]THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT!![/u][/i][/b][/p][p] [/p]
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May 21, 2019

Tim & Julie

Keep on running, Andy. Here's to Copenhagen and our next marathon adventure.

£60.00 plus £15.00 Gift Aid

May 18, 2019

Calvin Lim

Great sport!


Mar 18, 2019

Deborah Rooke

An amazing and worthwhile challenge, Andy, and I'm sure you'll make it! Every good wish... and next year in Bethlehem!


Mar 8, 2019


Well done, Andy, and very pleased to have helped get you to £3,000 if the Gift Aid is included!

£60.00 plus £15.00 Gift Aid

Feb 11, 2019

Ann Bucknall

Well done to keep up your running for charity past 60. Hope it goes well.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Feb 10, 2019


£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jan 19, 2019


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 20, 2018

John Hillian

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Sep 29, 2018

Jon Strong

You'll get there - keep at it!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 21, 2018


Great work Andy!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid