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Gilly Nickols

Running the 2019 London Marathon

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My story

[p]”[b][i]Bad news. You’re going to have to hit the pavements this winter ..........we’ve got you a London Marathon place!”[/i][/b][/p][p]These words were in an email I received from [b]Walking With The Wounded[/b] and marked the start of what will undoubtedly be a huge challenge! [/p][p]I am 56; I train Gundogs; I go the gym; a few years ago I took part in a couple of Parkruns and ran two 10k races. But, I AM NOT A RUNNER! [/p][p]However, I love a challenge and having reached a bit of a middle aged crossroads this seems like the perfect new chapter! My daughter Sophie was a sprinter at school and my son Tom is a world class ultra runner. So hopefully there is something in my genetic makeup which will help me run![/p][p][b]Walking WithThe Wounded[/b] is a fantastic charity, helping veterans get back on their feet - the work the charity does and the men and women they help are truly inspirational. Last summer I was part of Team GundogGirls and we undertook the Cumbrian Challenge raising money for [b]WWTW[/b]. Now it’s time for me to really push myself and run 26.2 miles on 28th April 2019 in the iconic [b]LONDON MARATHON[/b]! I would love your support, especially financially!! My target is £5,600 - that’s one hundred pounds for each year of my life and I know every penny I raise will be used to help physically and mentally wounded veterans.[/p][p]I am training as hard as I can and if you can support me by making a donation, small or large, that would be wonderful. I know it will be tough. I know it will hurt. But I am up for the challenge and I can promise you that, whatever it takes, I will be crossing the finish line in London.[/p][p]THANK YOU SO MUCH ❤.[/p][p]Gilly xxx[/p][p][br][/p]
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May 9, 2019

Clair York

Welll done & congratulations Clair xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 6, 2019


News takes a while to travel this far north. I have just caught up with your marathon news. Congratulations! Erica

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 6, 2019

Rachel Wilson

Gilly - it's been wonderful following your journey. What an inspiration you are! You must be so proud.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 6, 2019


From URC Southern


May 6, 2019


From Matt and Emma


May 1, 2019


I know you won't agree, but you are inspiring Gilly. Many congratulations on taking part in and finishing (with a fabulous smile) the marathon and doubling your target to boot. You are an awesome woman.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 1, 2019


You did it! Fantastic! Well done! So good to see you at mile 4! xx

Apr 30, 2019

Jenny Parker

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019



Apr 29, 2019

Wendy Glue

Well done on your personal achievement Gilly and for raising such a fantastic sum of money for such a worthy charity xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid