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Virgin London Marathon 2020

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]On the 21st April 2013 I staggered across the finish line of my first marathon at the Virgin Giving London Marathon, promising I would never try that again! It took about 5 years for the memory of the pain to fade, but in October 2018 I completed my second marathon in Suffolk and in April 2019 I completed both the Exmoor and the Virgin Giving London Marathon within 3 weeks of each other. I think I have raised around £5,000 in total in sponsorship at these events so far.[/p][p]My fastest marathon time was still the first one though - 5 hours 27mins.... so in 2020 I wanted to beat my time and push that little bit harder.... and in doing so help raise money for Spinal Research UK. With the onset of lockdown due to Coronavirus, I was clearly not going to be running in London this April so whilst out training at home, I worked out a route which would keep me socially distanced from everyone else and on April 26th I ran a new PB of 5 hours 16 minutes over 26.2 miles! The sky larks and cuckoos cheered me on instead of the crowds, I saw a new born Exmoor pony foal and just one dog walker from a distance! As I returned from the moor to my village, friends cheered and rang cow bells from the safety of their gardens and I also had a socially distanced finishing line of tape to run through as well - so actually I think I won! I felt so emotional that my friends had continued to support me in this way and the generosity of so many people who have sponsored me and enabled Spinal Research UK to continue their important work.[/p][p]Times are difficult but if you do have a few pennies to spare, please help me to reach my £1,800 target by sponsoring me here. Thank you.[/p]
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May 6, 2020

Liz Loader

You are amazing well done! x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 4, 2020


Well done Nikki.... brilliant xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 2, 2020

Angela Routledge

A great achievement . Well done Nikki!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 1, 2020

Lyn Ruby

Great cause, well done.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 1, 2020

Mel G

Well done Nikki!!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

May 1, 2020

Gayle and Val

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2020


Go Girl!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2020


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2020

Rachel LW

Keep on running.......xx

£10.27 plus £2.57 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2020

Sharon Routley

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid