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Des White

2019 Virgin London Marathon

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Many thanks to everyone who has sponsored me - I really appreciate it.[/p][p]I finished in 4 hours 13 minutes 8 seconds and was 101st M65-69.[/p][p]It was a bit slower than I had hoped for but I was pleased to have finished my 42nd Marathon and raised a good amount of money for the RNLI. [/p][p]I am running in the 2019 Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 28th April and I will be raising funds for the RNLI. My aim is to raise £1,500 which is the cost of a years training for a new Lifeboat Crew Volunteer.[/p][p]I have been a volunteer tour guide at Exmouth Lifeboat Station for almost a year now.[/p][p]I enjoy my work as a volunteer guide at the Lifeboat Station, I’m also a member of Exmouth Harriers and, as well as volunteering there, I run past the Lifeboat Station most days on training runs and to raise funds for it seemed the perfect choice. [/p][p]This will be my 42nd Marathon in total after starting running them in May 1980 on the Isle of Wight. Amongst the 41 marathons I have run in the London Marathon 17 times and in the New York Marathon 3 times.[/p][p]My best time is 2 hours 26 minutes 17 seconds set in the 1987 London Marathon and I aim to complete this years event in 3 hours 20 minutes, a time that could place me in the top 10 of the 65-69 age group. [/p]
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May 1, 2019

Waj and June

Time to put your slippers on and light that pipe!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Graham French

Well done Des I can't believe you have completed 42 marathons

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Terry and Karen

Well done, keep on running


Apr 27, 2019


Good luck Des, sure you will make your target.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019

Dan White

Good Lucl!


Apr 26, 2019


Well done Des. Great job and a magnificent achievement. Hope you don't expect all the tour guides to follow you??!!

Apr 26, 2019

Oliver White

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2019

Paul Whitty

Hope the race goes well and you enjoy it

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2019

Martin Cannon

Good Luck. Have a good run. Best Wishes from Chuzz and Elaine.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 17, 2019


May the wind be behind you

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid