Skip to main content

Athens Marathon - Nov 2013

Fundraisers Profile image

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

The Jo Walters Trust Charity Logo

View charity profile

Total raised



Donations accepted until 10-12-2013

Donations closed

View donation summary


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


Good luck Jimmy's from someone who struggles to run 30mins round Highworth. Massive respect to you both.xx
Donation by Anonymous
on 25-10-2013
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck, pedi mou. Proud of you.
Donation by Mum
on 25-10-2013
£12.50 gift aid
Always a pleasure to have a leg stretch with you buddy. I promise to try and keep up !!
Donation by Jimmy
on 24-10-2013
£0.00 gift aid
Go Dad & Uncle Jimmy!! It will be legend...wait for it, 'dairy' (from Rory). A wonderful cause in memory of a wonderful young lady. And just remember..."Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up"
Donation by Love, Elizabeth, Rory & Aeden xxx
on 24-10-2013
£12.50 gift aid
Good luck to both of you..... sooner you than me, but the Jo Walters Trust is a very fine cause. Look forward to seeing you before long to hear all about it!
Donation by Peter and Vicky
on 24-10-2013
£0.00 gift aid
I know you both will do it, but like you I remember the difficult bits - like the last 10-12 miles in my case! I salute your courage and determination and wish you both a great race.
Donation by Robin Cameron Cooper
on 24-10-2013
£12.50 gift aid
Good luck, Jimbo - Eye of the tiger
Donation by Ben, Claire, Scarlett and Eliza
on 24-10-2013
£7.50 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

MyDonate is not responsible for the content fundraisers post on their pages, but if you see something you feel is offensive or inappropriate, please let us know