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Alice Gray

Running for this fantastic Sussex based charity. Run entirely by trustees and volunteers, every penny raised goes directly to where it's needed most

Raising money for
Venkatraman Memorial Trust

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Donations accepted until 25-05-2018

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Anyone who knows me, when I tell them about this challenge, replies either with ‘What?!’ or ‘Really?!’.  This shouldn’t be a surprise; I am far more likely to be found running up a bar tab (or even running a bar) than doing any actual running….in fact when I started my training 3 months ago I hadn’t run at all – with the odd exception of being late for public transport – since cross country at’s been a while!

So why now?  Back in October the lovely @Alex Smallman mentioned she was hoping to get a group together to run this event in order to raise money for this fantastic cause and asked if I was in.  Hearing ‘half’ I thought “it can’t be that hard!” and with my interest piqued I found out more about the charity, and started wondering if this was something I could do...and here we are!  

Back in October I couldn't run 2 let's see shall we?!

Event details

Brighton Half Marathon 2018

The Brighton Half Marathon takes a fantastic and picturesque route…and if I can focus on that (and raising some fabulous funds!) rather than pace and breathing I will be a very happy girl!  13.1 miles along the seafront takes in the piers, the marina, the grand and the lagoon at Hove – which ought to keep me out of trouble for a couple of hours at least!

Training for this over the last 3 months has seen sleet, black ice, howling winds and lots and lots of rain.  Though in fairness there has been the odd beautiful sunset or sunrise, and the knowledge of raising money for this brilliant charity to spur me on.

The charity itself is run entirely voluntarily, meaning every single penny raised with this event will go directly to where it’s needed the most.  You can find out more about the children and the community that will be helped by visiting their website I will happily run as best I can - something I never thought I would say – all I ask is that you help me to raise some much needed cash for this brilliant cause.

Event date

25-February-2018 09:00  - 
25-February-2018 14:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed


Brighton Pier Madeira Drive,
East Sussex,
BN2 1TW,


well done Alice! you must be very pleased. Great cause. x
Donation by Ann and Mark Weeks
on 05-03-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Well done on completing your half marathon!
Donation by Wendy and Mike Whittle
on 04-03-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Well done, Alice !
Donation by Ingrid and Bill
on 04-03-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Alice-a great cause !
Donation by Melanie and Dave
on 26-02-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Run Alice Run! xxx
Donation by Ruth Dancer
on 26-02-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Smashed it mate well done! :-) xx
Donation by AP
on 26-02-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Wow, Alice, just wow! Sooooo impressed x
Donation by Elaine & Andy
on 25-02-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Go, girl! Xx
Donation by Suzie Wilde
on 25-02-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Alice! There are other ways to keep warm on a cold Sunday, but I think you are amazing to choose this one!
Donation by Fabienne
on 25-02-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck, Palace! Well done you. Lots of love and support from Thailand xxx
Donation by Sam
on 25-02-2018
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £695.00
Offline Donations: £50.00
Total Raised: £745.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £903.75

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