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John Lewis

Iain Lewis - London Marathon 2019

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Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

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My story

[p][b]2020 Update (19th June 2020)[/b][/p][p]As the most of the events that I planned to run in this year have now been cancelled, I should really close this page but have left it open in case anyone reading wishes to make a donation to Guide Dogs, who like all charities are feeling the effects of the current situation. [/p][p]Hopefully some of these events will be possible next year, and I will be able to run in them. I will open a new page if and when the situation changes and future mass running events are confirmed.[/p][p]In the meantime thanks to you all for your support over the years.[/p][p]Iain[/p][p][b]2020 Update (1st January 2019)[/b][/p][p]I won't be running the VMLM this year, but have entries in the following events if and when they happen:[/p][p]2020 London Landmarks Half Marathon (Postponed from 29th March 2020)[/p][p]2020 Edinburgh Marathon (Postponed from 24th May 2020)[/p][p]2020 Great North Run (Currently on 13th September 2020)[/p][p]2020 Loch Ness Marathon (Currently on 5th October 2020)[/p][p]As usual I will be wearing a Guide Dogs T Shirt and any donations will be greatly appreciated in order that the charity can continue to support blind people in the current crisis.[/p][p]Thank You[/p][p]Iain[/p][p]________________________________________________________________________________________________________[/p][p][b]Post Race Update 3 28-May-2019[/b][/p][p]I completed Edinburgh Marathon in 3:57:35 on Sunday which is within my GFA Guide Time, so may get a GFA Place in London 2020. Would have been faster but I 'hit the wall' at 23 miles and struggled to mile 24, but managed to get things back together for miles 25 to 26.2, and get the sub four hours I wanted.[/p][p][b]Post Race Update 2 23-May-2019[/b][/p][p]Just sent the big cheque (£900) for the donations via sponsorship forms etc. to Guide Dogs. Thank you all for your support (again) this year, here's hoping for a place next year [/p][p]Thanks again Iain[/p][p][b]Post Race Update 1 29-April-2019[/b][/p][p]My chip time was 4:03:43, which was faster than expected (about 30/12 minutes faster than 2017/2018, but not quite fast enough to be in the running for a GFA place next year. Never mind a great day and perfect weather - Thanks to you all.[/p][p][b]VMLM 2018[/b][/p][p]Thank you for visiting my fundraising page, first I will tell you a little about myself and my charity.After starting to running to 'lose some weight' in January 2003, things progressed until April 2004 when I found myself running the London Marathon. I ran that first marathon for myself. Since then in an effort 'to put something back' I have run several marathons for Guide Dogs, and am doing so once again in 2019.[/p][p]Here is some information about Guide Dogs[/p][p]The lifetime cost of a guide dog is around £55,000.[/p][p]There are around 5,000 guide dog owners in the UK.[/p][p]The charity is currently responsible for around 8,000 dogs[/p][p](You can find out more at [url=http://www.guidedogs.org.uk/]www.guidedogs.org.uk[/url])[/p][p]Any sponsorship, no matter how little (or how much) would be greatly appreciated in order that I might help fund the work of what I am sure you will agree is a very worthwhile charity. [/p][p]In addition to thanking all at 'The Guide Dogs Events Team' for the support & encouragement which I have received from them all over the last 15 years, I would also like to thank my partner (transport manager, photographer & chief supporter) Ann for the support that she has given me with my running over the last 17 years, and with my life for a lot longer.[/p][p][br][/p]
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Jun 2, 2019


Thanks for having fun with us in our Challenge Zone at the Virgin Money London Marathon Running Show


Jun 1, 2019


Thanks for having fun with us in our Challenge Zone at the Virgin Money London Marathon Running Show


May 23, 2019


Thought that I'd just round you up Iain Well Done (again)

Apr 28, 2019

John Coe

Go crazy old man!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019

Lee Worbey

Good luck!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2019

Bob Born

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 11, 2019


Good Luck again this year Iain