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Simon Churcher

One last time and a couple of big challenges

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My story

[p]I said I wouldn't however this is genuinely the last London Marathon for me for the foreseeable future. Last time I knocked 45 minutes off my time to come in at 4:18, this time I am aiming for 3:30 - this may be a stretch too far but I'm going for it...[/p][p][b][span=color: #ff0000;][i]Really the last time?[/i][/span][/b][/p][p]Yes. This year will be my last year of marathon running so when presented with an opportunity to run the great London Marathon again I couldn't turn it down. It is a huge commitment and my commitments have seen me through injuries, fatigue and more.[/p][p][span=color: #ff0000;][b][i]Just the London Marathon?[/i][/b][/span][/p][p]Well no. Whilst the London Marathon is the main feature of my fundraising effort I respect the donations previously made and thus once again I'm pushing myself way beyond anything sensible to justify your donations to this great cause. I ran the London 2 Brighton Challenge last year - 57 of those miles on a torn calf (21 hours in total). I took on 4 laps of the Nuts Challenge and suffered excruciating cramps in most of my body on lap 3 which saw me laying on the ground for around 20 minutes just to be able to move again. I took on the Fan Dance with 20kg on my back and suffered in various ways for months after.[/p][p][span=color: #ff0000;][i][b]And this time?[/b][/i][/span][/p][p]This time I'm going further:[/p][ul][li]I'll run the London 2 Brighton again and target the sub-15 hour time (and hope that I don't tear my calf on mile 5 this time)[/li][li]The Eliminator 24 Hour run - yes, 24 hours non-stop running over terrain which effectively makes it an obstacle course[/li][li]The full 4 laps Nuts Challenge again - yes, trying to avoid the ridiculous cramps this time. Most fit people only tend to manage 1-2 laps - try it if you don't believe me![/li][li]If I am uninjured after all this I will attempt "Judgement Day - The Unknown". Google it. Their aim is to break you mentally, physically, emotionally and psychologically so that you don't cross the finish line. As you can see from my previous efforts I don't give up easily![/li][/ul][p]It makes the London Marathon seem all too easy (which it really isn't!). These are just the highlight events of many more (including the Fan Dance again without the load as a speed run over the highest peak in South Wales - Pen Y Fan).[/p][p][b][i][span=color: #ff0000;]The point of all this...[/span][/i][/b][/p][p][span=color: #000000;]The Children's Trust really is a worthy charity for children with brain injury. Their amazing work cannot be over stated yet their only funding is from donations so every penny counts. I am throwing everything I can into this and I ask you to do what you can to support me and my fundraising effort for them also. Think of it as paying to see me suffer! [/span][/p]

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Supporters

28-Apr-2015

Adrian

Well done Si..!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

27-Apr-2015

Liz

Well done Si! Fantastic effort :)

£35.00 plus £8.75 Gift Aid

25-Apr-2015

Adam French

All the best for tomorrow, and looking forward to running Athens with you!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

25-Apr-2015

Mum & Dad

Good luck Si we will be thinking of you. Love Mum & Dad x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

24-Apr-2015

Donna Taylor

Sure you will be smash it Simon. xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

23-Apr-2015

Colin, Sarah, Jess and Sophie

Good Luck

£7.50 plus £1.88 Gift Aid

22-Apr-2015

Jon & Caz

You crazy fool! See you at mile 17! Jon & Caz x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

22-Apr-2015

Steve, Gill & issy

Good luck simon..

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

21-Apr-2015

Sarah Kennedy

Good luck Simon xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

18-Apr-2015

Fred Mills

Good luck!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid