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My Running Year and a Half

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Norman Dixon

I'm Running a Half Marathon a Month for a year and a Half for others with Spinal Injuries.. Because I can

Raising money for
Spinal Injuries Scotland

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Donations accepted until 31-10-2016

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On 13th July 2014 I had a cycle accident that resulted in me landing on my head breaking 2 bones in my neck and 3 in my back. In the immediate aftermath of my accident I was completely paralysed from the neck down and flown by Helicopter from the scene to the Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit for Scotland within the Glasgow Southern General Hospital. I had severely stretched but not snapped my spinal cord. As I spent a week in Intensive care receiving specialist Nursing, feeling started coming back into my arms and legs. I was then transferred into a Rehabilitation ward where I received more great Medical and Physiotherapy care that led to me moving from my bed to a wheelchair to walking again within 3 weeks. I got home soon thereafter and within 3 months I was back at work. I'm not yet 100% as I still have some issues in my spinal cord but I'm an awful lot better than I was in July.

Event details

To Run a Half Marathon a month for a year

I have gradually worked up my health and fitness. I now want to run a Half Marathon a month for a year and a half to raise sponsorship money for Spinal Injuries Scotland and the 'Options' Group from the Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit for Scotland to help fund the organisational costs of the sporting events they arrange for patients and out patients
I started February 2015 and I finish in July 2016.
I have already completed the following
February - Northumbrian Coastal Trail Half Marathon
March - Alloa Half ,April - Couldn't find an event..
May - Keswick Ultra Marathon and the Edinburgh Half,June - Hamburg Half ,July - Dundee Half ,August - Haddington Half,September - Kilmacolm Half
October -Antonine Way Half ,November - Glen Clova Half December - Pentland 7Rs Half, January - 3 Half Training runs,February - Northumbria Trail Half,March - Kelso Hastings Marathon, March Alloa Half ,Perth Ultra, May Edinburgh Half.

Event date

19-June-2015 00:00  - 
31-July-2016 00:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed


Well done Norman - don't know how you did it!
Donation by Ross
on 13-10-2016
£37.50 gift aid
Tremendous effort Norman and total respect for you. Well done raising money for a great cause.
Donation by Kirsty McBirnie
on 17-07-2016
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Norman, and good luck for your final half!
Donation by Ian Smith
on 16-07-2016
£5.00 gift aid
Amazing effort. Good luck on Sunday.
Donation by Laraine
on 14-07-2016
£2.50 gift aid
Amazing achievement Norman. And a very good cause.
Donation by Allan
on 10-07-2016
£7.50 gift aid
Fantastic running Norman !
Donation by Bobby and Shep
on 10-07-2016
£7.50 gift aid
Donation by PatH
on 09-07-2016
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Norman
Donation by Susan & Andy Ross
on 09-07-2016
£2.50 gift aid
Amazing effort Norman and very inspirational! All the best with the rest of the runs and may well join you on a couple of them!
Donation by Phil Buckley
on 09-07-2016
£2.50 gift aid
So glad to see your full recovery Norman and fantastic cause for fundraising. All the best.
Donation by Gavin O
on 09-07-2016
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,239.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,239.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,518.75

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