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13 Marathons in 12 Months

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James Snook

In 2017/2018 am running 13 Marathons in 12 months (including a 55 mile non-stop Ultra Marathon) to raise money for Chestnut Tree House.

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Chestnut Tree House - Sussex

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I have been fundraising for Chestnut Tree House since 2014 and raised over £7000 in 2015 competing at Challenge Weymouth Ironman Triathlon.  This year I am intending on going even bigger, by completing 11 Marathons and 2 Ultra Marathons in 12 months.   
Chestnut Tree House provides hospice care for life limited children.  The children they help care for rarely make it past their 19th birthday, with many dying much younger.  Chestnut helped care for my friends daughter Amber, who tragically died of Neuroblastoma (a childhood cancer) when she was just 2 years old.
Opened in 2003, the hospice provides a home from home environment for families to come and stay with us for specialist respite breaks and activity days. Facilities include a hydrotherapy pool, music room and a multi-sensory room. Our Community Team provide care in families own homes across the whole of Sussex and East Hampshire 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
It currently costs more than £3.5 million per year to provide all of our services, yet we receive less than 7% of this from central government.   
Our aim is to make every day count, the good days, the bad days and the last days.

Event details

13 Marathons in 12 months

Between Brighton Marathon (April 2017) and Brighton Marathon (April 2018) I am going to race a marathon a month.

Just to make this a bit harder, in June I will not be racing a normal marathon, but more than a double marathon across the South Downs.  The race is called the Race to the King, and is a 55 mile non stop Ultra Marathon foot race.  Also, in December I am competing in the first ever Portsmouth Coastal Ultra Marathon, at the 50km distance.

I am not and never have been a good runner.  This challenge will be very tough for me, and will push me to my limits.  It is worth every second of training and every minute of effort because Chestnut Tree House is such a worthy charity.

Full details of my race schedule and further information about this challenge is available on my blog,


Event date

09-April-2017 00:00  - 
15-April-2018 00:00

Event type

Running / Walking

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Good Luck
Donation by Nick Moorey HHGC
on 03-05-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Good Luck James
Donation by Bruce & Lynne
on 29-04-2017
£0.00 gift aid
£200 woo!
Donation by Jamie Macgregor
on 27-04-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Great job so far James! good luck with the other marathons.
Donation by Josh Alder
on 27-04-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Terrific challenge. Rather you than me! Well done.
Donation by Vic Hartley
on 27-04-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Mr Snook...amazing effort!
Donation by Claire, Giles & Emma x
on 09-04-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Well done for completing today's marathon, in Brighton, James. Once again, you've made your family feel very proud.
Donation by Yannie
on 09-04-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Well done James.
Donation by Ant Martin
on 09-04-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Incredible effort today
Donation by Anonymous
on 09-04-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Smash it James!
Donation by Adam north
on 06-04-2017
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £250.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £250.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £297.50

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