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Richard Thomas

Knole Park Marathon 2020

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I have run at least one marathon each year for the last 20 years. In all I have run 35 marathons, including 7 ultras. Despite still undergoing treatment for advanced and aggressive prostate cancer which depletes my stamina and slows me down significantly, I'm determined to keep my "streak" going and so I'm running a marathon on 4th October 2020, London Marathon Day. I will run a Covid-19 friendly, socially distanced and unofficial marathon 5 times around Knole Park near where I live in Sevenoaks, Kent.[/p][p]I have chosen two charities to run for, both of which are dear to me: [b]Build Africa[/b] (now part of Street Child), for which I have run most of my marathons in the past and which builds schools and supports communities in the remote regions of Uganda and Kenya and [b]Prostate Cancer Research Centre[/b], which works to find innovative treatments for advanced prostate cancer.[/p][p]Please give generously to support these charities which like many charitable causes have suffered during the pandemic. Wish me luck![/p][p]Richard[/p][p][b]28/09/20 Update[/b][/p][p]I am blown away by everyone's generosity and kindness. Thank you so much to all my supporters. I have smashed my fundraising target within a week. On training I ran a half marathon along the course in Knole Park on Saturday. It's hilly and tough, especially into the wind. I'm afraid my time is going to be awful - probably around 6 hours - but with all your wonderful support I will get it done![/p][p][b]04/10/20 Update[/b][/p][p]I finished in 5:58:45. Horrible conditions. Wet cold and windy. Another one done. I had some great support runners from Sevenoaks AC - couldn’t have done it without them. My wife, Alyson was there throughout - she must have been frozen. Thanks to all my fantastic supporters; your generosity makes it all worthwhile.[/p][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

04 Oct 2020


Oct 29, 2020

Paul Kitson

Brilliant effort! Well done !

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 22, 2020


Da iawn Richard! Sending love to you and all your family. I think this may get you to over 300% of your target - you must be very proud! x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 9, 2020

Hamish Howie

Well done Richard, a brilliant effort. Hopefully will be back on the city route next year.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Oct 9, 2020

Bill Hickling


Oct 8, 2020


Hope it went well Richard. Good luck with all your efforts

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Oct 8, 2020

Isabel Pearce

Many congratulations - if I had known in time that you were doing this, I would have come into the Park to cheer you on in those pretty awful conditions! Isabel Pearce.

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Oct 7, 2020

Ian king

Congratulations on finishing the marathon in Knole Park what an achievement on such a miserable day and a tough course.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 6, 2020

Chris D

Great to run with you on Sunday Richard and you should be very proud of your achievements. Keep those marathons going!

Oct 6, 2020

Graham Gillett

Congratulations Richard - Great Achievement!! Thinking of you -

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 6, 2020

Dave Amber

Congrats Richard - superb achievement

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid