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Dwayne Stacey

Dwayne Stacey's fundraising page

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My story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me for the upcoming 2014 London Marathn, donations will be quickly processed and passed to my charity. 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. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donation.[/p][p]I finished in 4 hrs 58 mins and 42 secs, that was just an incredible experience and I Would love to do it again.[/p][p]I was let down by my legs, obviously not training them right or hard enough.[/p][p]I ran with intense pain for more than half of it but at no point did I ever think about not finishing and even managed to sprint along the mall.[/p][p]I started as an 18 stone (252lbs) 36 year old couch potato.[/p][p]I dreamt of running the Virgin Money London Marathon for many years but always put if off until I decided to apply in 2011, I missed the ballot due to a late finish at work so applied for a charity golden bond place, none of them wanted me.[/p][p]This year I was not going to make the same mistake and was one of the first to apply, I had a feeling that I would get a place so did not apply to any charities, I would choose one to raise money for once I had my place.[/p][p]After hearing bad news from a friend and my brother and sister-in-law who had all failed to get a ballot place (this was my brothers 5th unsuccessful attempt) I knew that I would get a congratulations pack.[/p][p]Fail![/p][p]I did not think I would have been so disappointed, it knocked me flat.[/p][p]Two days later I decided to try the charity golden bond route again but seeing as it was now october and last time I applied and failed was April I did not hold much hope, the following day I got an amazing email and follow up call from www.action.org.uk saying that they would be delighted to offer me a place, not as delighted as me.[/p][p]They do not realise that they are helping me fulfill a dream and how proud I am of representing such an incredible and deserving charity.[/p][p]Please visit their site as my words will not do justice to the work that they do www.action.org.uk[/p][p]I hope that you also believe that this is such a deserving cause and donate as much as you can, even it is 1 or 2 pound a week rather than a lump sum as it all adds up and we all know that times are still tough.[/p][p]So to the beginning of my 6 month journey to the start line of the most famous road race in the world, the 26.2 Virgin Money London Marathon.[/p][p]I needed to lose weight first and the first 2/3 weeks were concentrated around that, in the first week I lost 9lbs, not a shabby start but since then it has been a battle, I have now shed 3 stone but have plateuaed around 15 stone.[/p][p]I began my training in the 2nd week with some low impact work on a cross trainer followed by whatver I could on a treadmill before cooling down and stretching, this ammounted to 3 mins and was an eye opener as to how much I was going to have to put in.[/p][p]I work all over the country as a steel erector which has made it difficult to hit the roads so most of my training has been done in the comfort of the gym, although dry and pleasant it is extremely boring which has not been helped by not following a set training plan as I have just ran ran ran.[/p][p]I now run 3 times a week in the gym with a gentle hour long 10km, a faster sub 55 min 10km and a fast 5km, thurs 20th, march I set a new pb of 23 mins flat, less than 11 mins off the world record.[/p][p]On the 16th, March I finished my longest road run of 15.1miles in 2hrs 20mins, recording a half marathon PB of 2hrs 29secs.[/p][p]Its a few weeks to the big day but after this week it will be time to taper back the training and start carb loading for the big day.[/p][p]Im confident of finishing in under 4hrs 30mins but am dreaming of getting home under the magic 4hr mark but to be honest I just want to get round.[/p][p]I have had great support so far and hope this continues so that I can hit my target for Action as they deserve every penny so they can continue their incredible research.[/p][p]Please visit www.facebook.com/groups/444570462329949 for updates on my training. [/p][p]Again thank you for visiting my page and I thank you in advance for any donations that you can afford.[/p][p]Oh and please do not forget to check the gift aid box so that your donations are increased by the government.[/p][p]One last thing, please share.[/p][p][/p]

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May 17, 2014

The Dodd family:)

Well done Dwayne!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 14, 2014


£161.00 plus £40.25 Gift Aid

May 5, 2014

Sarah Cole

An incredible effort - well done doesn't really cover it :)

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2014

Lee Goater

Well done Dwayne

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2014

Asa McGrath

As promised :) Many congratulations :)

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2014


Well done, for a great cause. X

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2014

The Riddler

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 15, 2014


Well done mate, looking forward to seeing crippled Bane later this week! ;)

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 14, 2014

Lynne Harvey

Well done Dwayne xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 13, 2014

Clive Thornton

Top man!!! :)

£26.00 plus £6.50 Gift Aid