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Russell Turner

Russell's New Marathon Adventure

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]On April 22, 2018, aged 59, I ran the London Marathon (a lot was walked, if I’m honest) after just six months of training following an unexpected success in the ballot. I’d not run since school, and sport was of only passing interest, so my modest finishing time (6:26:21 – 90 minutes slower than I’d hoped) in the hottest London Marathon there’d ever been was no surprise.[/p][p]Despite that, I had a brilliant day. The travelling cheer squad helped (thanks again), as did the crowds and the atmosphere, and I even raised some money for Cats Protection and Animals Asia. Thanks to everyone who donated.[/p][p]As soon as I finished I wanted to do it all again, but what are the chances of coming up in the ballot two years running, especially with more than 414,000 applicants for 17,000 places in 2019?[/p][p]So the odds were against me, but there’s always a way. I’ll be back in London on April 28 thanks to a charity place with Cats Protection. Now all I have to do is raise £2,000, which means that every donation, however small (although big ones are encouraged too) will be welcome.[/p][p]As an additional fundraiser, all the profits from my book A Cat Called Tess will be added to the total. It’s only £5 and the small person in your life will love it. As will bigger cat-enthusiasts. You can see a preview and buy it [url=http://www.russellturner.org/acatcalledtess.asp]here[/url].[/p][p][b]Update: [/b]Six months later, on October 14, I ran in t’ Yorkshire Marathon in and around York. Despite huge amounts of rain, and having turned 60 two months earlier, I knocked 38 minutes off my London time.[/p][p][b]PS: [/b]When you shop online, find your stores via GoRaise and you'll help me raise money at absolutely no cost to you. See my page at [url=https://www.goraise.co.uk/bassman99/?refid=9793]www.goraise.co.uk/bassman99[/url][/p]
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Supporters

14-Jan-2019

Richard C

Best of British to you Russell from Richard

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

06-Jan-2019

Cornelia

£10.00

29-Dec-2018

Anonymous

06-Dec-2018

GoRaise Team

From the team at GoRaise. Visit: www.goraise.co.uk to help out when you shop online!

£2.73

27-Nov-2018

Yvonne and Geoff

£100.00

08-Nov-2018

Lynne and David

£10.00

06-Nov-2018

GoRaise Team

From the team at GoRaise. Visit: www.goraise.co.uk to help out when you shop online.

£4.34

05-Nov-2018

Stuart Edmond

£20.00

03-Nov-2018

CP Winter Fair Alness

£87.00

03-Oct-2018

GoRaise Team

From the team at GoRaise. Visit: www.goraise.co.uk to help out when you shop online.

£5.23