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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 to date - 17 miles in 2 hours 28 mins 07 secs[/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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Fantastic effort! Your story is very inspiring, overcoming so many challenges will make crossing the finishing line in London feel all the more amazing!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid



Well done with all your training! Keep up the good work!! 😊 from your son and, soon to be, daughter-in-law x

£26.20 plus £6.55 Gift Aid



Good Luck Trev from Stardream




Fantastic courage and determination shown so far Trev, a very inspirational story that I can relate to. Very best of luck to you my fellow Muskateer for the big day, I'm sure you'll smash it!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Which Mobility Car

I would have donated more but feel you should be penalised for putting pictures of your feet on the page. (I did not realised I had a 'thing' about pictures of feet until I saw your scabby toes)



Glos Guy

Good luck Trev. I take my hat of to you. From a fellow WhichMotabilityCar user.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Guy Browning

Brilliant effort Trev. It'll be one of the best days of your life. Come and join us at ParkRun for some training!

£26.00 plus £6.50 Gift Aid



£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid



Best of luck! Great effort and a fab charity 🖒

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid