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Athens Marathon - Nov 2013

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James Cameron-Cooper

Although a life long runner, 10 miles is as far as I like to race. The exception was the 1994 Athens Marathon. Youthful exuberance saw me through...

Raising money for
The Jo Walters Trust

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Total raised
£1,201.00

Target
£1000.00

100%

Donations accepted until 10-12-2013

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About

Although a life long runner, 10 miles is as far as I like to race. The exception was the 1994 Athens Marathon. Youthful exuberance saw me through but the pain still lingers in the memory. Needless to say I had no intention of a repeat. However, almost twenty years on, my best friend and Athens resident, Jimmy 'The Greek' Phillipson has set his sights on conquering the Classic. Unable to secure a Kenyan pace maker, I've stepped in as wing man. I just hope that this time it doesn't hurt as much!

Event details

Athens Marathon - Nov 2013

In 490 BC... ...the first battle for democracy was fought at the Greek village of Marathon. Though overwhelmingly out numbered by an invading Persian Army, the citizen-soldiers of Athens prevailed and in so doing allows the first democracy to be established and preserved the classical Greek way of life that became the foundation of western civilization.

Legend has it that, when the battle was won, the Athenian messenger Phidippides ran twenty-four miles to Athens, carrying news of that stunning victory. The modern marathon commemorates this feat.

The Athens Marathon is recognized as the original marathon course and was the same course for the 2004 Olympics held in Athens.

Running in aid of the Jo Walters Trust

Event date

10-November-2013 00:00

Event type

26.2 miles

Event already started

Donations

Great cause and well done. Impressive times too.
Donation by Murray
on 18-11-2013
£30.00
£7.50 gift aid
This is the other half, for Jimmy's equally amazing feat (feet?). The coincidentally matching shoes were only surpassed by the matching flowery shirts the following day. Great achievement together and a very worthy cause.
Donation by Gilly
on 14-11-2013
£50.00
£12.50 gift aid
Well done, sounds like an awesome race!
Donation by Rob Duke
on 14-11-2013
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Well done. All the best. Brett, Katie and Finn
Donation by Anonymous
on 14-11-2013
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Well done!!! CONGRATULATIONS
Donation by Nick Dimitropoulos
on 13-11-2013
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Cracking effort guys - well done!
Donation by Alex T
on 13-11-2013
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Better late than never...
Donation by Maria, Dylan & Elizabeth
on 12-11-2013
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
We got there eventually!! Well I did an hour late.... Great experience and fantastic cause.....
Donation by AC
on 12-11-2013
£50.00
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Richard Harvey
on 10-11-2013
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck fellas. Think this gets you to your donation target, and hope it helps with the hard yards.
Donation by Ant, Jules, Nicky, Ethan & Hamish x
on 09-11-2013
£125.00
£31.25 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,201.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,201.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,427.25

Donations closed

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