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Pollie Boyle

Pollie Boyle's fundraising page

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My story

[p]Hello!  Thank you for visiting my page.[/p] [p]Having run the Brighton Marathon 2 years ago, I was after a new challenge.  I’ve been considering an ultramarathon for a while and was encouraged to sign up for the South Downs Way – a 50 mile course from Worthing to Eastbourne along the South Downs, so with a few hills thrown in for good measure.[/p] [p]Training has been taking up a lot of time, and I can honestly say I will be very pleased when the race is over.  Weekly long runs (in addition to almost daily shorter runs) started back in October and were about 90 minutes, but have now peaked at 6 hours.  I am thoroughly sick of sports drinks, fed up with rain, and even getting a bit bored with the music on my play lists.  On the plus side, I can eat enormous amounts of cake and chocolate, and my legs don’t look too bad for someone aged 22.*[/p] [p]I’m raising money for Chestnut Tree House – our local children’s hospice – and the Evelina London Children’s Hospital.  I have been spending a lot of time at the Evelina recently, fortunately as a member of staff rather than as a parent.  It is a truly amazing place, with some wonderful stories, but also some tragic ones.  I am very grateful to have 4 healthy children, particularly when I see what some parents go through sometimes on a daily basis for many years. Charity money is used to fund specialist equipment, event days for children, and staff projects that seek to improve service provision.  It is often the small things that make being in hospital long term more bearable. Chestnut Tree House provides care for children locally with life-shortening illnesses; as less than 8% of its funds comes from the government it relies heavily on fundraising to enable it to provide its services.[/p][p]I'm not sure how long it will take me to run 50 miles (with 1800m climb); if you compare my best marathon time with the Brighton record and this course record, that would make in the region of 10hrs 50 mins.  I am hoping for under 10 hours, although recent injuries (which I have been carefully ignoring in the hope they will go away) could easily put paid to that.[/p][p]Thank you for taking the time to read this; any donation would be greatly appreciated and will help me make it through 10+ hours of running.[/p][p]* in base 20 which I'm reliably informed is called vigesimal[/p][p]Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation[/p]

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Apr 30, 2016

Mike P

Hare first day this year i reckon


Apr 22, 2016

The loders

Good Luck!!!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 19, 2016

Tony V

Well done Pollie. You're an absolute star!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 18, 2016

Becca Guthrie

Congratulations, what a fantastic time! I hope you've been enjoying lots of baths and chocolate ever since! xx


Apr 16, 2016

V,A,O & E xx

Wow Pollie! You are absolutely amazing! Love The Jespersens


Apr 16, 2016

Marathon Man

Very impressive time for such a long run Pollie and of course a great cause...well done!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 15, 2016


£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 15, 2016


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 15, 2016

Rebecca Spiers

Well done Pollie, amazing time. Great causes! The

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 14, 2016

Chris Ingram

I see you got a ridiculously good time! Well done! When's the BGR attempt?

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid