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Mark O'Rourke

Running the Snowdonia Marathon

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My story

[p]On Saturday 27th October I will be running the Snowdonia marathon in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association and in memory of my uncle Tim O’Rourke. Tim died from Motor Neurone Disease earlier this year. [/p][p]Tim was an inspiration to a huge number of people. Tim was a brilliantly creative and charming character, he was warm, funny and caring. He was a teacher and trainer of teachers in his career and you could not imagine a person better suited to the profession. Tim was one of the inspirations for me to go into teaching and I am very fortunate to have found a vocation that I love and am not sure that would have happened without him.[/p][p]By supporting this run you will be able to support the Motor Neurone Disease Assosication’s work on their three priorities of improving care, funding research and raising awareness of just how devastating MND is. MND is very difficult to diagnose and there is currently no cure. If you would like to find out more about MND please see the link below;[/p][p]https://www.mndassociation.org/about-mnd/where-do-i-start/what-is-mnd/ [/p][p]I appreciate running a marathon might not sound like a challenge, not for a regular runner anyway. However, I can assure you this marathon is the biggest sporting challenge I have ever taken on. Snowdonia marathon is generally considered the toughest road marathon in the UK. It starts with a climb through Pen y Pass, round Beddgelert and completes the rapid climb at Bwlch y Groes before returning to Llanberis. It has an elevation of nearly 3,000 feet and has a flat equivalent distance of the run is 29.32 miles. [/p][p]I would be very grateful for any sponsorship and help you can give to this very important cause.[/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

27 Oct 2018

Supporters

Oct 31, 2018

Mr Early

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 29, 2018

Louise May

Well done Mark!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 29, 2018

Anonymous

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Oct 29, 2018

Foleys

Run forest run

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 28, 2018

Kasia Rosowska

£15.00

Oct 28, 2018

Sophie

Well done Mark!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 27, 2018

Anonymous

Well done Mark! We are all rooting for you. What a fantastic achievement !! Veronica and Tom

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 27, 2018

Louise and William

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 27, 2018

Marcus Nye

Fantastic achievement Mark.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 26, 2018

Waseem

Good luck Mark.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid