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James Williams

London Marathon 2019

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My story

[p]I'm lucky that my kids are happy and healthy, but am cutely aware that there are some who are far less fortunate, therefore I'm looking to raise money for the Round Table Children's Wish Charity who grant 'handcrafted' wishes for children and young people with life threatening illnesses..[/p][p]In April 2019 I will be running two Marathons, On Sunday, April 7th I will be running the Manchester Marathon, followed just 3 weeks later on Sunday, 28 April by the London Marathon.[/p][p]My aim is to break my PB at Manchester (currently 3 hours, 9 minutes and 31 seconds), and if everything goes to plan get a time below 3 hours and 5 minutes, which may be good enough for a "good for age" entry into the London Marathon in the future.[/p][p]At London, I want to do something a bitter different, to this end I'm proposing to combine my two favorite sports: running and snowboarding, and make a bid to break the Guinness World Record for "The fastest marathon dressed as a snowboarder" which is currently 5 hr 46 min 37 sec, my bid entry from Guinness has now been confirmed.[/p][p]I'd be grateful of any donation large or small, and will regularly update with my training progress.[/p][p]18/11/2018 - New PB Set at Conwy Half Marathon - 88 minutes and 56 seconds.[/p][p]11/01/2019 - Snowboard boots arrived (Ebay special!), first run in them - 5k in 25 mins 13 seconds)[/p][p]02/02/2019 - Warrington ParkRun completed dressed as a snowboarder - 5k in 25 mins 59 secs[/p][p]03/02/2019 - Mad Dog 10k in Southport dressed as a snowboarder - 10k in 57 mins 01 secs (photo courtesy of Mick Hall)[/p][p]10/02/2019 - Long run (not as a snowboarder) 30k, three times aroung the Great Orme in Llandudno completed in 2hours 30mins and 59 secs[/p]
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Apr 30, 2019


Well Done James

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Mark Davies

Great result James!! Sorry for delayed donation

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Mum and Dad

Well done James love Mum and Dad

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019


If you wanna beat the rest, if you wanna be the best, dedication's what you need. Or the thought of a pint afterwards. Well done, amazing effort!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Jenny Todd

Fab!! Well done

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Katy OConnor

What an incredible achievement! Well done.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019


Go James !!!

£26.00 plus £6.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019


You will smash it James xx

Apr 28, 2019

Bob Fitter

Good luck! Amazing that you can run in all your gear, hope it stays cool!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019


Go for it James.