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Trev Hunt

Running the Virgin London Marathon 2019

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Thank you for visiting my page. I'm taking on the world famous London Marathon in 2019 and fundraising in support of Mind. [/p][p][b]Who are Mind?[/b][/p][p]We're Mind, the mental health charity. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We're here for you. Today. Now. Whether you're stressed, depressed or in crisis. We'll listen, give support and advice, and fight your corner.[/p][p][url=https://www.mind.org.uk/about-us/]https://www.mind.org.uk/about-us/[/url][/p][p]The reason i chose Mind as the charity to support is that I have mental health issues, as have people i know who are very close to me, some not here anymore due to this awful disease. So anything we can raise to help improve services, raise awareness, and promote understanding has to a good thing right?[/p][p][b]A bit about me[/b] - 48 years old, large build - so not ideal for a runner, but trying to lose some more weight - i say more - as back in April 2017 i was 19 stone and diagnosed with diabetes type 2. At this time i couldn't walk 10 meters without being out of breath, but having the diagnosis was a trigger to start eating better and to start exercise, so i started walking....then walking longer, then walking faster, which then eventually resulted in me starting to run. I have found the running helps with my mental health, just wish the comfort eating could be contained, but i'm getting better and since the diagnosis of diabetes have lost 4 stone. In-fact due to the weight loss and exercise I've been officially placed in diabetic remission. Other ailments i have apart from the mental health issues, is i suffer from sever obstructive sleep apnea and have to use a CPAP machine each and every night to keep my airways open.[/p][p]It is fitting that 2 years after my diagnosis of diabetes, and being the fat bloke that couldn't walk to the end of the road, I will attempt to run the London Marathon. [/p][p]I obtained my place in the London Marathon by winning a competition, it isn't a requirement that i need to support a charity and ask for donations - but the training is hard, running 4 or 5 times a week so i can run the whole 26.219 miles - It is no easy task, so if we can raise a few quid for a worthwhile charity at the same time then it will make my efforts even more rewarding.[/p][p][b]Training update [/b][/p][p] - I have entered the Reading Half Marathon which is on the 17th March 2019, with an estimated finish time of 1 hour 56 min.[/p][p] - On 10th January 2019 the GP diagnosed me with a paraumbilical hernia, but I have been given permission to keep training and to run the London Marathon - repair will wait till after the race.[/p][p] - Saturday 26th January 2019 and i ran 16 miles for the 2nd time this month, both in similar times. I'm trying different energy and hydration intakes to see which suit me best on these long runs. I'm also doing shorter runs of 8/9 miles in the week. Training is on plan, if not a little ahead of myself, which can only be a good thing.[/p][p] - Tuesday 5th February 2019 and looks like i'm going to lose my first nail to this marathon training, hopefully the last one too. 1/4 of the way through, and despite the nail it is all going well ahead of plan. [/p][p] - Sunday 17th February 2019 and my longest run - 17 miles in 2 hours 28 mins 07 secs[/p][p] - Friday 22nd February 2019 and a new longest run - 20 miles in 3 hours 07 mins 56 secs[/p][p] - Tuesday 12th March 2019 and running has been going well, but now picking up some discomfort in my left Quad. Went and saw an Osteo who diagnosed my lower limb muscles as extremely tight, and thus did some stretching of them. I have also booked another session for a deep tissue massage for a couple of days time. [/p][p] - Friday 15th March 2019 - Had the 2nd session at the osteo, but now it seems the diagnosis is more likely a sprain of the quad. Thus have decided to pull out of my first half marathon race which was at Reading this Sunday. Treatment is rest, ice, compression, and ibuprofen - so whilst not ideal i won't be running for a week or 2. The positive is i was already ahead of plan and have some good mileage in my legs, so when fit again i should pick it up again quite easily, although i will be going steady to avoid further injury. I will report back when i'm training again. [/p][p] - Tuesday 26th March 2019 - 1st run back after injury and all felt good. Was looking at a 5k distance to test the waters so to speak, but ended up running 10k and felt i could have gone on much longer. I'm taking interval training (speed work) out of plan, and concentrating now on slow runs to get the mileage back in my legs. Marathon day is drawing nearer and should receive my final instructions within the next 2 weeks. Nervous and excited at the same time. [/p][p] - Wednesday 17th April - I'm afraid to say the injury hadn't gone away, training has been hugely effected in that I've not been able to run much at all in the last couple of month, very far from ideal. I went to OxSport to see a consultant this week, xrays and ultrasound were done, and the result is i'm still allowed to run, as long as i take it very easy and wear the appropriate knee supports. Also if the pain gets too much, to pull out. So whilst i won't achieve the target time i desired, I'm going to press on, get this marathon completed and bring home the medal. [/p][p]My London Marathon race numbers is.... 58129....during race week you can enter that on the App and track me during the race. To find the app go to your Apple or Android app store and search 'London Marathon'.[/p][p] - Sunday 28th April - Virgin London Marathon 2019 - Completed in 4hrs 34mins 2secs[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Target [/b]- with only 36 Facebook friends i set my initial target at £150, but due to the overwhelming response of good wishes from the villagers where i live, to which has made me feel so humble, I have risen the target to £250. This will inspire me to train harder than ever before and to do my best for those who have kindly sponsored me. It is all overwhelming at the moment as i haven't asked for sponsorship for as long as i can remember, so Thank You one and all once again.[/p][p]Thank you for taking the time to visit my page and for donating. Your support is hugely appreciated.[/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Mind. [/p][p][i]Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.[/i][/p]
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May 2, 2019


Well done Trev and over the £1000!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 1, 2019


Because you’re one in a million! Thanks for all the support and well done on a great run Sophia xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 1, 2019

Leanne Cahill

You are amazing. So proud of you Trev xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 1, 2019

Kerry Skillett

No one deserves this more!!! Incredible run Trev..we’re all so proud of you xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 1, 2019


Thank you for being such an amazing Mind cheerleader in the marathon facebook page - You supported so many people along this journey, truly special.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 1, 2019

Mark Pawley TUCKERS

Absolute legend congratulations on a great run pal! See you same time next year 👍

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

May 1, 2019


Thanks for giving me a bit of company along the route! :)

£11.80 plus £2.95 Gift Aid

May 1, 2019

Teen Wolf aka Tom

Massive well done buddy. Proud of you fella. You friend always Teen Wolf xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 1, 2019


You're a top bloke and done an amazing job!

£22.00 plus £5.50 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Southmoor resident

Well done for completing the marathon 👍👍

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid