Running a marathon

Running a marathon


+ estimated £124 Gift Aid
£2,600 target

30 supporters


Rory Gilbride

£20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid 16th Feb 2021 07:39


W Alex Cumming

£20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid 12th Feb 2021 13:17

Started on 23rd November 2020 Felden, England, United Kingdom

What & when: 26 miles when I reach £2600 (£100/mile), I will run it that very day! I will be training until that happens. When I reach £1300 I will run a half marathon that day too.

You can follow me on Strava to see my progress and make sure I'm running the miles!


I hated running!

I started running on the 3rd of June this year (2020) - I ran around the block (0.77km/0.5m). I never intended to run more than round the block. A week later I felt like I could do another block so before my brain could catch up with the thought I decided to go again! That was HUGE for me. It was the start. 

I needed to make it more interesting so I then ran to a field near by and ran in shapes that would spell out my name, then other people's names, before I knew it I was consistently running 3km each day, which right now doesn't sound like much but I was becoming a runner! I gradually increased my distance and naturally my speed till I decided with a friend to run a half marathon. Not in an organised race but just to run! A few weeks in he got injured and had to covid-isolate and then couldn't run, I stopped running, not intentionally but I came to rely on having an accountability partner without realising it. I don't want to run a half marathon anymore. I want to run a marathon and I want to do it for charity. I will have to keep up training never knowing when that number might be reached!

I never understood why people ran Marathons for charity - I thought if you want to run, then just run, what's the need to raise money for it. And if you want to give to money to charity then give to charity. But now I need motivation to run and I get it!

My friends recently started a charity - OMNOM. It's a not-for-profit organisation that donates their profits from a well-being center, including a restaurant, to feed people in in need, locally and abroad. They opened this center in the worst possible time! Right at the beginning of Covid. So whilst the center doesn't make any money during lockdown this means those in need who rely on charities just like OMNOM from are being neglected.

I know a lot of people are low on funds but a little bit from a lot of people can go a long way to people who rely on that generosity. 

So please help me to help my friends to help those in need.

Thank you.


Sue Robinson commented

Well done and keep going! X

18th February 2021 at 7:40am
Rory Gilbride commented

Keep up the good work Brooke x

16th February 2021 at 7:39am
Rory Gilbride pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid
16th February 2021 at 7:39am
W Alex Cumming pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid
12th February 2021 at 1:17pm
Amy Collis commented

Amazing Brooke!!! Absolutely smashing it :) keep going! Lots of love, Amy and Marty xx

9th February 2021 at 9:31am
Amy Collis pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid
9th February 2021 at 9:29am
Greg Danford commented

Such admirable dedication, Brooke. Keep it up 🙌

8th February 2021 at 7:42pm
Greg Danford pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid
8th February 2021 at 7:41pm
Anne-Marie commented

Well done Brooke. Great cause and ambition to achieve. Take care Anne-Marie

8th February 2021 at 9:39am
Anne-Marie pledged £25 + an est. £6.25 in Gift Aid
8th February 2021 at 9:38am
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