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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...

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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

Best of luck!
Donation by Mieke
on 29-10-2013
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Man, with all the running, you are totes surviving the zombie apocalypse! I need to join you...GOOD LUCK!
Donation by Pauline
on 29-10-2013
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Run boys run! What a great cause! It will be hard but we have no doubt that you will finish and bask in sunshine of glory! Good luck to both of you!
Donation by Sarah + Dominic
on 28-10-2013
£30.00
£7.50 gift aid
You can do it!
Donation by JJ
on 28-10-2013
£50.00
£12.50 gift aid
Go James GO!
Donation by Hannah Feakes
on 28-10-2013
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 28-10-2013
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
go Pheidippides!
Donation by Matt Reid
on 28-10-2013
£26.00
£0.00 gift aid
Amazing feat JCC, keep running!
Donation by Nicola Pocock
on 27-10-2013
£10.00
£0.00 gift aid
More scenic than London's East End...
Donation by John M
on 26-10-2013
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
I hope all that running up and down Sao Miguel will have helped you Jamie you need all the help you can get what with Jimmy running every where !! Lots of luck to both of you and then hopefully celebrate on Andreas birthday !!
Donation by Mum / Susie
on 25-10-2013
£50.00
£0.00 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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