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Gavin Tiffin

4 Marathons, 4 Weeks, 4 Capitals + Epic Cycle

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt]Please support me as I attempt my challenge[/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][b][span=background-color: #ff0000;]THE CHALLENGE IS COMPLETE!! [/span][/b][/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][b][span=background-color: #ff0000;]504KM/315MILES ON BIKE[/span][/b][/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][b][span=background-color: #ff0000;]PARIS MARATHON IN 3 HOURS 52 MINUTES!![/span][lt]br /[gt][/b][/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][b][span=color: #ff0000;]4 Marathons, 4 Weeks, 4 Capitals + 500km Cycle[/span][/b][/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]7th April: Paris Marathon -DONE!!!! 03:52[/span][/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]14th April: Vienna Marathon - DONE!!! 03:49[/span][/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]21 April:London Marathon - DONE NEW RECORD!! 03:37:21[/span][/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]28 April:Madrid Marathon - ANOTHER RECORD TUMBLES!! 03:32:25!!!![lt]br /[gt][/span][/p][p][/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt]To add an extra challenge, instead of getting the Eurostar to Paris, with all the other runners, I will be cycling from London along the Avenue Verte.[/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt]In total, I will be cycling 314 miles and running 105 miles during this challenge.[/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt]A total of 419 miles, or the distance from Edinburgh to London.[/p][p][/p][p]I decided to take up this epic challenge for two reasons:[/p][p][/p][p]I was inspired by my colleague and friend David Dean who ran 65 miles in one day and I wanted to continue to raise funds to help ensure that the young patients we treat here continue to receive care that goes above and beyond.[/p][p][/p][p][b]All donations will be going towards a new Tandem Mass Spectrometer a state of the art much needed piece of equipment used to diagnose a range of genetic diseases in children and new born babies.[/b] This equipment is quite rare and will therefore help us to run National as well as local screening programmes and offer services to children that other centres are currently unable to; ; and so I ask for your generosity to support this cause and to inspire me on my way across Europe in April.[/p][p][/p][p]Please watch my facebook group: www.facebook.com/events/547673781911972/  for all updates and photos![/p][p][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

14 Apr 2013


Jun 10, 2013


£700.00 plus £175.00 Gift Aid

Jun 10, 2013


Well done Gavin, amazing effort. Sorry it's a bit late - the latest issue of The Gist reminded me to pull my finger out and sponsor you!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 6, 2013

Nick Shearing

Well done Gavin!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 2, 2013

Hannah Tiffin

You're off your trolley (and bike) however you've done it and you have my utmost respect for doing it and for such a good cause :) Well done. Hannah xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2013

Ann Murray

Wow you have fairly put yourself up against it for this good cause. Well Done.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2013

Keith, Claire & Isabella

Well done marathon man, what's your next adventure

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2013

Ellie Dorman

You are a superstar Gav.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2013


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2013

Adele Abrams

Well done Gavin. :)

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2013

Yvonne Fortune

Good luck for the last leg Gavin. Much admiration for an epic and awe inspiring undertaking for such a great cause.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid