Barnaby Luke Hicks

Barnaby Luke Hicks

london marathon

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Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]On 3rd February 2005 my life changed.[/p][p]I was driving from my home in Shaftesbury to Uni when I was involved in a head on collision with another vehicle. I have no memory of the event aside from a brief recollection of lying in the road (apparently after being cut out of the car).[/p][p]I was airlifted to Salisbury Hospital where I was "worked on" and then remained in a medically induced coma for 6 weeks.[/p][p]I had broken my left humerus, right tibia and fibula, both femurs and fractured part of my pelvis.[/p][p]Due to the multiple breaks, bone marrow entered my blood stream and caused a fat embolism on my brain which caused a global brain injury.[/p][p]My family were told to prepare for the worse but thankfully I pulled through however, my next memory was in March - being transported to Poole Hospital Portland Ward for specialist brain injury rehabilitation.[/p][p]It was here that I continued my gruelling recovery which included speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, occupational therapy and sessions with a psychologist.[/p][p]I was told that I wouldn't be able to return to work at the level I had been and that it was unlikely I would be able to study in an academic capacity again.[/p][p]I was discharged from hospital in July 2005 which was earlier than originally expected given my injuries, but I was very determined and also still attending outpatient rehabilitation sessions and it was at that time that I started attending Headway.[/p][p]Headway helped me by offering support and understanding which enabled me to come to terms with my brain injury, regain cognitive skills, re-integrate socially, emotionally and gain confidence.[/p][p]After a while I was able to undertake voluntary work in one of their charity shops before finally being able to return to my job in Shaftesbury on a part time basis, whilst continuing to attend my Headway group to help continue my recovery.[/p][p]It was after my injury that I started distance running. I had done the occasional recreational short run near my home before but nothing serious. One day my brother suggested I run a marathon with him. I couldn't think of a reason why not so, in May 2011 - a week after my 30th Birthday - I ran my first marathon in Edinburgh.[/p][p]I was not a great experience and it took me over 5 hours![/p][p]I did one or 2 marathons a year after that then, in 2015, I met my partner who introduced me to trail running.[/p][p]Trail running is a whole different ball game to road running. It's very different on both a physical and mental level. I upped my game and in 2015 I completed 6 marathons![/p][p]In 2016 I completed 14 then, in 2017 I did 24![/p][p]I have currently run a total of 62 marathons and still going strong.[/p][p]After 6 ballot rejections I was offered a place in the 2020 London Marathon which was, postponed and then cancelled due to Covid. Unfortunately, there was a technical issue with the deferment process and many with places did not receive their deferment email. I was one of them. Despite trying to contact the organisers the issue did not get resolved until after the deadline had passed and so my entry was revoked.[/p][p]Thankfully, Headway have offered me a charity place for the October 2021 event so I will be still be able to participate and continue to fundraise for such a wonderful charity who have done so much for me and whose work continues to support so many people.[/p]
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Supporters


Jul 22, 2021

Mum and Dad

We are proud of you. Have a good run.


Jul 15, 2021

Tracey Chorley

Take care Luke. See you soon. TraceX

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Jul 5, 2021

Adam & Lou

Amazing Luke

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jul 4, 2021

Linda and Steve Membury

Good luck Luke, from Linda and Steve

£20.00

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Jun 21, 2021

RBS Grandad

I can see a PB coming!

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Jun 19, 2021

Anonymous

£10.00


Jun 11, 2021

Anonymous

Well done on your achievements & good luck

£5.00

plus £1.25 Gift Aid


Jun 11, 2021

Flippers

All the best

£5.00

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Jun 9, 2021

Anonymous

All the best with the marathon Luke - hope you get that time you want! You should be able to beat my time.

£100.00

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Jun 8, 2021

Anonymous

Loving your work, Hicks Jr!

£30.00

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