Our site needs cookies

We need cookies to help you sign in, create a fundraising page and donate. If you want to fundraise or donate on our site, you will need to turn on cookies How to turn on cookies.

It looks like you are trying to access a charity account.

Please click here for the charity sign in page. If you are not trying to access a charity account, please contact us.

The Beans

2 team members

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

Team story

[p]First things first, why The Beans? Quite simple really, Becky likes to encroach on my personality even though she's got many of her own, so she decided to blend the names. I get more input but she gets the first letter.[/p][p]So, why run a marathon? Well it started with a visit to the doctors in 2017 where I was having issues walking because of a really bad hip. Multiple visits to the docs, tests at the hospital and a visit to the physio revealed the issue. I had a weak core, which in reality meant I needed to do some sit ups.[/p][p]Around the beginning of last year, I started to turn my daily walk to work in to a run, it's bang on 5k so thought that would just help a bit with fitness. But somehow this logical choice turned into this ridiculous idea that for my 40th year I could try and do 40 things I've always wanted to do.[/p][p]Some things were really simple, like wear a tux. Some were things I'd always dreamed of doing and achieved, visit Machu Picchu, bungee. Then there was this weird one about running a marathon.[/p][p]I was lucky enough to get a place in the Chester half last April and thought that would be a good marker, if I could do that, and enjoy it, then I could start aiming to do a full one. I didn't enjoy it, it hurt, my phone died so I couldn't drown out the screaming in my head and my hip went. Not a chance I'd run a marathon.[/p][p]So, walking around the Business Park, enjoying the best summer ever, when football came home, I bumped into six women in fancy dress. Not being one to pass up an opportunity, I started talking to them and found out they were part of a charity which funds research into inherited genetic Metabolic diseases. I learned a little bit more, got some free stuff off them and we all went our separate ways....until.[/p][p]I turned round and asked them if they ever got charity places to the London Marathon? Yes was the reply which led me to say I may be in touch.[/p][p]When the entries opened for the ballots, I chose all my charities and Becky off the cuff asked me to put her name in too. So imagine her shock the day the results were released and she'd got a ballot place!! I was actually offered four different charity places, all which meant something to me in different ways, but kept thinking back to that chance meeting and got in touch again and thankfully was offered a charity place for Metabolic Support UK.[/p][p][br][/p]

Share their story

Supporters

May 24, 2019

Michael

Congrats on a great achievement....

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 10, 2019

Adey

Congratulations to you both,

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Pat Hitchen

Well done Becky and Dean!!! Fantastic achievement

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Chris Roberts

£30.00

Apr 29, 2019

Anonymous

Well done! You’re such an inspiration to me and Vicki and we couldn’t be more proud! You absolutely smashed it and raised loads of money for charity in the process! Couldn’t be more proud...you did okay too dad. Lots of love, mash x

£20.00

Apr 29, 2019

Auntie Sandra

Well done to you both

£10.00

Apr 28, 2019

Anonymous

£5.00

Apr 28, 2019

Lisa and Alan

Well done guys! Although never doubted you x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Laura Davis

£5.00

Apr 28, 2019

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Dean Kelly

Dean Kelly

Rebecca Dawson

Rebecca Dawson