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The Beans

2 team members

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]

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Apr 26, 2019

Catherine

GoodluckšŸ˜˜

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019

Alexandra Lynch

Good luck!!! Nearly there now x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019

Sarah Harman

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019

Stacey Roberts

You and your hip will smash it!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019

Andrew Hesketh

Good luck!!

£26.00 plus £6.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019

Matt Hux

good luck Deano!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019

Harry

Go on then....you're an inspiration!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2019

Martin Atherton

Good luck Martin & Stephanie

£26.00 plus £6.50 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2019

Betty Hilton

Good luck. Betty xxx

£48.00

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