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[p]Hi, thanks for visiting my £1,000 Challenge fundraising page.[/p][p]Both my mother and mother in law are breast cancer survivors. I've always said that without the medical treatment that was available to them it could have been different. I'm no medical magician so the only way I can give back it to raise money to allow the doctors to continue the research, and hopefully one day soon they will find a cure. I'm taking up the £1,000 challenge to raise a grand for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, and if I do then I can nominate someone special to me, whose name will appear on the Breakthrough Challenge Wall at their Research Centre. My nomination will be my mum, as a testiment to her brave victory over this relentless and unforgiving disease. So please dig deep, donate as much as you can and help get my mum on the challenger wall. [url=http://www.breakthrough.org.uk/support-us/fundraise-us/breakthrough-1000-challenge]http://www.breakthrough.org.uk/support-us/fundraise-us/breakthrough-1000-challenge[/url][/p][p]I'm doing many things in 2014 which I hope will inspire you to be generous and donate a few pounds. All donations are gladly accepted, no donation is too big or too small, it all counts. [/p][p]21/02/14 - I was awarded the accolade "Sports Star of the Week" by the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games for my prior sporting/fundraising efforts in 2012. See a picture here [url=https://www.facebook.com/Glasgow2014/photos/a.570335839686368.1073741855.180550745331548/625081004211851/?type=3&theater]https://www.facebook.com/Glasgow2014/photos/a.570335839686368.1073741855.180550745331548/625081004211851/?type=3&theater[/url][/p][p]23/02/14 I ran the Winslow 10K (6.2 miles) in 00:41:30[/p][p]02/03/14 - I ran the adidas Silverstone Half Marathon 13.1 miles in 01:29:31 finishing only 25 minutes behind the winner, Team GB's Chris Thompson (London 2012 10,000m finalist) [url=http://www.adidashalfmarathon.co.uk/]http://www.adidashalfmarathon.co.uk/[/url][/p][p]29/03/14 - I completed my 25th parkrun. As you can only run one parkrun a week this represents 6 months of running 5K every Saturday, totalling 125k (77.6 miles) done at parkruns. [url=http://www.parkrun.org.uk/]http://www.parkrun.org.uk/[/url][/p][p]05/05/2013 - I ran the MKM Half Marathon (13.1 miles) in Milton Keynes in 01:29:42 finishing in 40th place [url=http://www.mkmarathon.co.uk/]http://www.mkmarathon.co.uk/[/url][/p][p]25/05/14 - I ran the BUPA London 10K (6.2 miles) in 38min 50s which is my PB for 10k my best ever performance [url=http://www.london10000.co.uk/]www.london10000.co.uk/[/url][/p][p]22/06/2014 - I ran the inaugural City of London Mile, and clocked 5 min 31 s, as this was my first ever mile this set my mile PB [url=http://www.cityoflondonmile.co.uk/]http://www.cityoflondonmile.co.uk/[/url][/p][p]06/07/2014 - I teamed up with Mat Brown and we ran the NSPCC Milton Keynes Half Marathon in a 2 person camel costume a.k.a. Carb Loaded Camel. We attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest half marathon in this costume, but fell short by a few minutes. We gave it our best shot and team Carb Loaded Camel will attempt to break this record again in future. We ran a seperate fundraising page for this [url=http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/carbloadedcamel]www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/carbloadedcamel[/url] and raised £550 for this effort so I have recorded that £550 here as "offline fundraising" to keep the running total to my £1,000 goal accurate.[/p][p]16/07/14 - I ran the Waddesdon Manor 5K (3.1 miles) in 19min 03sec which was a PB for 5K my best ever performance over this distance. I finished in 24th place [url=http://chilternharriers.weebly.com/uploads/2/6/1/9/26199763/waddesdonmanor5k2014.pdf]http://chilternharriers.weebly.com/uploads/2/6/1/9/26199763/waddesdonmanor5k2014.pdf[/url][/p][p]23/07/14 - 03/08/14 I volunteered as a "Clyde-Sider" Volunteer at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, giving up 2 weeks of my holiday to provide services to the Anti Doping Team.[/p][p]02/08/2014 - I ran 5K (3.1 miles) at South Shields parkrun in 18min 32 sec which lowered my all time 5K personal best for a 2nd time this year, and by 31 seconds.[/p][p]10/08/2014 - I ran the Bearbrook 10K (6.2 miles) in a time of 38:50 equalling the PB I set at London earlier in the year[/p][p]07/09/2014 - I ran the BUPA Great North Run Million (13.1 miles) in 01:29:04 a seasons best for the half marathon this year and my course record for this event. This was just 29 mins behind winner Mo Farah, the first Brit to win since 1986. Also the millionth finisher to complete this run since it started in 1981 crossed the finish line, the first ever event in the world to reach this milestone. [url=http://www.greatrun.org/Events/Event.aspx?id=1]http://www.greatrun.org/Events/Event.aspx?id=1[/url][/p][p]12/10/2014 - I ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon alongside Norman Cook a.k.a Fatboy Slim famous DJ [url=https://royalparkshalf.com/]https://royalparkshalf.com/[/url] I finished in 113th place in a new Half Marathon Personal Best Time of 01:23:38 results here: [url=http://www.chiptiming.co.uk/results/?sport=1&year=2014&event=319&race=214]http://www.chiptiming.co.uk/results/?sport=1&year=2014&event=319&race=214[/url][/p][p]26/10/2014 - I ran the BUPA Great South Run 10 miles in 01:01:32 a new 10 mile PB finishing 126th. I also went through 10k in 37:39 faster than my 10k race PB [url=http://www.greatrun.org/Events/Event.aspx?id=12]http://www.greatrun.org/Events/Event.aspx?id=12[/url][/p][p]IWe all have a responsibility to do what we can to fight this unforgiving and relentless disease that claims sco many lives so please please dig deep and give what you can by sponsoring me for this. Here is how your money could help a Breakthrough Scientist.[/p][p]£5 = 100 microscope slides for scientists to view breast cancer cells & learn[/p][p]£20 = 2 specialised gels needed to examine proteins yielding insights into the causes of breast cancer[/p][p]£60 = Enough nutrient broth to keep breast cancer cells alive for 3 months for study[/p][p]£125 = A pipette to help scientists measure solutions, essential for developing new ways to diagnose and treat breast cancer[/p][p]£600 = A micro centrifuge which is used to obtain pure DNA samples from breast cancer cells[/p][p]£1000 = Enough DNA extraction kits for 500 cell samples. Scientists spend a great deal of time looking at the genetic changes in the cancer cells and use these kits to extract DNA from the cells for analysis.[/p][p]All donations are gratefully received. Thank You[/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. 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 really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]
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