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Sam Yates

Marathons for Meserani!

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]Thank you for visiting my fundraising page![/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]Livlife provides free education to poor rural communities and gives them the power and freedom that learning provides. [/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]The centres we've built in Tanzania are there to help people change their own lives something we've been doing for over a decade with wonderful results. Read here about some of the [url=http://livlife.org/our-student-stories]experiences of our students[/url] over the years. [/span][/p] [p][b][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]So what am I doing?[/span][/b][/p] [p]Each month of 2016 I am going to be running a marathon. The marathons will vary in difficulty and each with its own twist![/p] [p]So I will be running as a Lion in the Manchester Marathon, racing horses across the Welsh countryside,  running 105.5 circuits of a 400m, Running between National Trust sites, running Bolton's "Hell of a Hill" and even drinking my way round the Medoc Marathon, a glass of wine every mile![/p] [p]Please Join me in supporting Livlife and please sponsor my ridiculous running effort! I will be doing some documentation too, probably mostly via the [url=https://www.facebook.com/livlifetanzania/]Livlife Facebook[/url] site, [url=https://www.instagram.com/sam12in12/]Instagram[/url] and the monthly news updates. So please follow me on social media or come and cheer me on at any of the marathons (see them all [url=http://livlife.org/sams-marathons-for-meserani]here![/url]) [/p][p]When I'm dehydrating in my Lion suit, dying of boredom on my hundredth lap of the track or shedding a very cold tear as I run up Rivington Pike for the 8th time  - it will be your support that keeps me going, so get in touch and please dig deep![/p] [p]My first marathon is this Sunday, January 31st on the Treadmill at Anytime Fitness Knutsford![/p] [p][b]So what marathons am I running?[/b][/p] [p]January 31st - The Treadmill Marathon. This one is as it sounds, I will be running on a treadmill for 26.2 miles it at Anytime Fitness in Knutsford. The idea is just to finish this one![/p] [p]February 28th - The National Trust Marathon - Running from Dunham Massey, through Tatton Park, into Quarry Bank Mill and and finishing in Lyme Park.[/p] [p]March 31st - The Hot One - I happen to be visiting family in Australia so I'll be running my own race in the very hot 30+ degree heat of Oz. Plenty of sun cream, plenty of water and plenty of stubbies afterwards, mate.[/p] [p]April 10th - The Fancy Dress - Come see me run the Manchester Marathon as a Lion... or possibly a Giraffe... to celebrate the spirit of Tanzania.[/p] [p]May 22nd - The Ground Hog Marathon - Frankly I'm dreading this one, 105.5 times round a 400m athletics track.[/p] [p]June 11th - Man vs Horse - Join me in the Welsh countryside with fellow Livlife Trustees, David and Ruthie, to run 26.2 miles, man against beast, winner takes all.[/p] [p]July 24th - The Island Marathon - small laps of the beautiful islands of Scilly, through water, small tracks and over sand. Finishing with a pint of Betty Stoggs at the New Inn on Tresco.[/p] [p]August 21st - The Baby Led Marathon - the idea (at least) is to push and walk with William over a 26.2 mile course, including feeding, changing and all the attention a baby needs. Mum on standby![/p] [p]September 10th - The notorious Medoc marathon. As a Yates I feel I've trained for this one all my life. One drink of local wine per mile... hiccup. Come and join me in France for the aftermath![/p] [p]October 29th - The Spooky Night Marathon, a Halloween special. This marathon will take place in the dark with a terrifying All Hallows theme throughout.[/p] [p]November 13th - The Mountain Marathon - Bolton's infamous "Hell of a hill". This one takes me 8 (EIGHT) times up and over Rivington Pike in Bolton.[/p] [p]December - To Be Confirmed - If and when I find one, this will be Santa themed. Suggestions welcome![/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

31 Dec 2016

Charity

LivLife

LivLife

Supporters

16-Jan-2017

Sally & Vicky

Massive well done on your achievement Sam! I can't imagine getting anywhere near running 26 miles, so doing 12 of them, especially two back-to-back is immense!! Sorry its taken me a while to get round to sponsoring you xxx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

11-Jan-2017

Frank and Chris

Well done Sam. What a challenge! You have done brilliantly to keep going over the 12 months and achieve all that you set out to do. We are really proud of you.

£50.00

22-Dec-2016

David Fitzmaurice

Unbelievable achievement. Very well done! Hope you have plans for a restful 2017!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

17-Dec-2016

Liz galloway

Well done Sam!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

14-Dec-2016

Grant, Sally & Martha

Fantastic achievement Sam, well done.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

13-Dec-2016

Paul

Well done, a very impressive achievement.

£26.22 plus £6.56 Gift Aid

12-Dec-2016

Elena

Well done Sam!!

12-Dec-2016

Jo Allen

Sam you've done an amazing, challenging and brave thing so the least we can do is put our hands in our pockets!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

12-Dec-2016

Simon Palmer and Julie Kinson-Palmer

Well done. Great achievement!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

12-Dec-2016

Anonymous

Well done mate! Back on the bike now...? Xx

£100.00