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Marc Hemingway

Marc Hemingway's fundraising page

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My story

[p][b]About Me:[/b][/p][p]In May 2012 I watched my father in law Tony complete his first Ironman event for his 50th birthday. The distances were:[/p][p]Swim: 2.4miles, then Cycle: 112 miles, then Run: a full 26.2 mile marathon, one after the other within a 17 hour time limit.[/p][p]I couldn't run to the end of our street.[/p][p]I was inspired, however, to start running. (Well, jogging. Well... Walking fast... ish) Since then I've finished a few 10k runs, along with the Great North Run 1/2 Marathon and also 3 full marathons. Chuffed![/p][p]For a triathlon though, you have to swim and cycle before the running part. I didn't own a bike and never learned how to swim... Bit of a problem for a wannabe triathlete! I've since borrowed a bike and have been taking a few swimming lessons, and earlier in the year I finished my first (and only) triathlon. It was a short one, nowhere near Ironman distance.[/p][p]Which brings me to this:[/p][p][b]About The Challenge:[/b][/p][p]In July I'm going to be doing the Ironman UK event.[/p][p]It's a chuffing lot of commitment and training to be doing, training 5/6 days a weeks and averaging around 12-15 hours per week of swimming/cycling/running. Won't give me much time for watching WWE or looking out my window. Plus I work full time and have a wife. Oh my wife! I better tell her about all this..![/p][p]ANYWAY! This is what's involved:[/p][p]2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle, then 26.2 mile marathon run. One after the other. Within 17 hour time limit. Please feel free to wish me luck, but I'd prefer it if you donate money as well. :)[/p][p]You can keep track of my progress at http://www.hemingwayrun.com and read about all this stuff in more detail if you like.[/p][p]Thank you![/p][p][b]Stuff That Was Already On The Page:[/b][/p][p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. 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 donations.[/p]

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19 Jul 2015



Jul 18, 2015

Sheena and Leon

Good luck Marc!!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 13, 2015

michelle,Andrew & co.

Good Luck Marc, amazing what you've achieved! From us all. X


Jul 13, 2015


Good luck Hemmy!!

Jul 10, 2015

Keith Tomlinson

Best of luck Marc - look forward to the update on the blog :)

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Jul 7, 2015

Tariq Mahmood

Good Luck...Geezer! May the Power of Warriorism be with you!!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jul 6, 2015

Nick Johnson

Good Luck


Jun 21, 2015


good luck Marc :)

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Jun 5, 2015

Alice Noyes

Good luck! Enjoying hearing about the journey - cant wait for the finale!

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Jun 5, 2015

Joe Kurdyla

You've come a long way mate... but you have a bloody long way to Swim, Cycle and Run! Wish we could be there (well technically we could but I'm not doing a 48 hour round trip to spend the day in Bolton) Best of luck and lots of love. Joe & Clare X

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Jun 4, 2015


Better prepare yourself for the purple suit!

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