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Richard Rees

Once, Twice, Three times a runner

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My story

[p]Thanks for getting this far! Let me explain why I sent you here...[/p][p]I've been a runner before, I've even run a couple of marathons before, but I would say I'm a lapsed-runner.[/p][p]This year I was shocked by the events at the Boston marathon and I reminisced about the days I would pound the pavement and put in my miles through the beautiful Peak District; then my 1 year-old daughter would shock me out of my reverie and remind me why I hadn't put a pair of trainers on in anger for a good long while - I didn't think I had the time.[/p][p]At about the same time my dear cousin, [b]John Mathews[/b], was lying in intensive care a stone's throw from the runners of the London Marathon. He was another victim of meningitis, and although not young, was enjoying his life to the full. He died on the 24th April, and the marathon will be almost exactly a year from his death.[/p][p]At the funeral I was talking to two of his children who said they were going to apply for 'London', and my mind was made. I may have done this before, but not on my home turf, and never for such a close and personal reason. T[b]he Meningitis Research Foundation [/b]have four objectives [/p][lt]ul style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-left: 18px; overflow-x: hidden; overflow-y: hidden; list-style-type: none; padding: 0px;"[gt] [lt]li style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 7px; padding-left: 10px; background-image: url(http://www.meningitis.org/images/branding/arrows/arrow-simple-gray.gif); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; background-position: 0px 7px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; margin: 0px;"[gt]To promote [b]research into the causes and treatment[/b] of all forms of meningitis and associated infections[/li] [lt]li style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 7px; padding-left: 10px; background-image: url(http://www.meningitis.org/images/branding/arrows/arrow-simple-gray.gif); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; background-position: 0px 7px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; margin: 0px;"[gt]To promote the [b]dissemination of knowledge[/b] gained by such research[/li] [lt]li style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 7px; padding-left: 10px; background-image: url(http://www.meningitis.org/images/branding/arrows/arrow-simple-gray.gif); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; background-position: 0px 7px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; margin: 0px;"[gt]To advance the[b] education of the public[/b] in the causes, treatment and prevention of meningitis and associated infections[/li] [lt]li style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 7px; padding-left: 10px; background-image: url(http://www.meningitis.org/images/branding/arrows/arrow-simple-gray.gif); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; background-position: 0px 7px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; margin: 0px;"[gt]To help [b]relieve the distress to individuals and families[/b] caused by death and damage through meningitis and associated infections.[/li][/ul][p]These are objectives that I support and would like you to support too. Training for a marathon can be a solitary affair, but running a marathon isn't, and I'm delighted that [b]Cathy[/b] and [b]Colin[/b], two of John's children both also got places this year. Their websites are [url=http://tinyurl.com/mds8sna]http://tinyurl.com/mds8sna[/url] and [url=http://tinyurl.com/m9w2y4u]http://tinyurl.com/m9w2y4u[/url]. Please keep me company on my[b] approximately 600 miles of training[/b] but sponsoring me generously.[/p][p]I've set an ambitious target, so please help me acheive it. If less than 60 people sponsor me £2/mile I'll smash this target and that will help me train even harder to smash my PB of 3hrs 24 mins, and even reach my target of sub 3:15 - there, I said it, and you can hold me to it... but only if you're generous.[/p]

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Oct 20, 2013

Anonymous

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 20, 2013

C,Y, D&I

Go Rich! Very proud of you

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 17, 2013

Anonymous

Good luck - it's a good cause.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Oct 13, 2013

Cathy McGinn

Go Rich! See you at the start line. But definitely somewhat later than you at the finish. Thanks for doing it for Dad. Love from Cousin Cathy xxxx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid