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Mark Haworth

Mark Haworth

2021 Virgin Money London Marathon


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Update 10th October 2020: This page will continue to run up to and including the 2021 Marathon on October 3rd. In the meantime I have already completed the 2020 Virtual London Marathon. See: [/p][p]Thanks for taking the time to visit my Virgin Money Giving page. [/p][p]Back in 2011 I started running a couple of times a week, primarily to lose some weight. Since then, I've never really stopped since I enjoy it so much. For me, it's not about the pace, it's all about the distance. To date, the furthest I have run is 18.2 miles, and since 2011, in total, I've covered over 11,000 miles (I use RunKeeper to track all my running activities). But I've always had an ambition to complete a marathon. Inspired by some colleagues who already have that achievement under their belt, plus me turning 60 last year, I decided to apply for the London Marathon. I was astonished to find I got a first time entry. So, the challenge is on. I'm obviously very nervous, but also very excited about being part of what promises to be a (hopefully) successful day. [/p][p]I've had immediate family and many friends who have been through the challenges of various forms of cancer, some have survived, some not, but in all cases Macmillan were there to provide support. If my efforts can in some small way raise some cash for them, I'm all for it.[/p][p]I'll try and post some training pics as the next few weeks progress. Currently I'm nursing a hip injury so it's a lot of bike and rowing machine work instead with some gentle slow paced running thrown in now and again. I hope to be back to full training within a couple of weeks.[/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Macmillan. [/p][p]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.[/p][p]I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p][p]Best regards, Mark.[/p][p][b]Update August 2020[/b] - Well I guess most of you will be aware that circumstances around the Marathon have changed. In short, I'll be running the Virtual London Marathon on Oct 4th 2020 and I intend to run the event proper in October 2021. I've been keeping a blog about all of this, it's available at Just look under the category running.[/p][p][b]February 2021[/b] - Having completed the virtual London Marathon back in October, I deferred my entry to 2021 and will carry over the fund-raising to the London Marathon on the 3rd October 2021.[/p]
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Dec 21, 2020

Dave G4WPS

Hiya Mark!, been trying to catch you on the air, then came accross a couple of your training video's whilst looking for your latest exploits on the internet. What and Incredible effort on your part. Good Job, Well done! Best wishes to you and yours.

Oct 10, 2020


Well done, Mark. What an achievement! Thank goodness it stayed dry on the day x


plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Oct 3, 2020

Jane Byast

Go for it Mark...great effort xx


Aug 16, 2020

Gerry and Karen

Good luck with it Mark


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 9, 2020

Mike and Liz

Good luck with the local/London marathon when it happens and all the running leading up to it. Great idea, very worthy charity. Look forward to seeing some pictures! Love Liz & Mike


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Mar 29, 2020


Great work and good luck Mark!


Mar 27, 2020



plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Feb 1, 2020


Broadsword from Danny Boy - Good on you - need any back up ???


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jan 27, 2020

Ann Parker


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jan 23, 2020


You will smash it!


plus £6.55 Gift Aid

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