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Peter Firth

London Marathon - A Decade On

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Steve Redgrave famously announced his retirement in Atlanta, 1996, after winning his fourth Olympic gold, saying: "I hereby give permission to anybody who catches me in a boat again to shoot me". I muttered a similar sentiment after finishing the 2009 London Marathon in the less auspicious position of 5,796.[/p][p]Steve went back into training and won a fifth gold in Sydney in 2000. A decade on, I have gone back into training, and will be content to finish the course in London on 28 April 2019. (Deep down, I'm still a [i]little [/i]bit competitive and will only be happy if I can run the 26.2 miles faster than I did 10 years ago!). [/p][p]This time, as in 2009, I am proud to be raising funds for Zurich Community Trust (ZCT, https://www.zct.org.uk/en-gb/about-us). ZCT works in partnership with charities in the UK and overseas to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged people. [/p][p]It was through Zurich Community Trust that I had the privilege of working with a charity - the Association for Promoting Social Action (APSA, https://www.apsabangalore.org/) - in Bangalore, India in 2008. I was able to build a management information system for APSA, and APSA in return gave me daily life-affirming experiences the kind of which I may never experience again. [/p][p]I am aiming to raise £2,000 for ZCT to continue to support the work of charities like APSA and would really appreciate your support and donations! [/p]
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May 8, 2019

Julia Caton

fantastic result Pete, well done

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 6, 2019


Well done Pete!

£35.00 plus £8.75 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019


Congratulations Pete on a great time.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019


Well done Pete, very impressive!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Elkins family

Well run Pete!

Apr 28, 2019

Gareth Jenkins

Wow. You ran it more quickly than the time it took me to get round to donating...

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Richard Peden

Good luck Pete!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019

Tom Howard

Good Luck, Pete! I hope you manage to beat your time ; )

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019

The Kemps

Best of luck Pete!!! We'll be keeping an eye out for you (from the comfort of the sofa). Love the Kemps

£26.20 plus £6.55 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019

Sarah C and family

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid