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Bob Howells runs the Brighton Marathon

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Robert Howells

Hi everyone, it's Brighton Marathon time again this April, and I'm planning to run it again, this time raising money for Riding For The Disabled.

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East Park RDA

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I'm a driving instructor and I sit all day, so running a marathon is quite a challenge. I started running to get fit and I continued and eventually ran a half marathon. Then I completed a 23 mile charity walk and I thought, if I can walk that far, surely I could run it. How hard could it be? Very hard actually. After injuries and set backs I realised I was not fit enough, and had to pull out. But I learned a lot and I came back better prepared, and last year I completed my first marathon.
This year I was approached by a colleague who told me that Riding For The Disabled were looking for someone to run a marathon, would I be interested? One of the things that impressed me  about Brighton  was the amount of runners who were running for good causes. It gave all the hard work and training extra purpose, apart from personal satisfaction. This year I was determined to do my bit. 
Through personal experience I know several young people who have benefitted from riding, so it was the obvious choice. 
Although RDA have  a great number of volunteers who freely give their time, it costs a great deal to keep the ponies fit and well cared for.
It's a great cause, please give generously!

Event details

Brighton marathon

Brighton Marathon is a 26.2 mile run through the picturesque streets and along the seafront of Brighton with around 5000 runners starting in Preston Park and ending close to the Palace Pier. 
All sorts of people take part, from super fit athletes who will run it at unbelievable speeds, to steadfast plodders like me whose only goal is to finish the course. 
Whoever you are the atmosphere is just incredible and the support from the crowd  just amazing. Just when you think you can't run another step the enthusiasm from people who have been standing around for hours and are still cheering lifts you and propels you on. 
Crossing the finish line and realising that yes, you have actually done it, is one of lifes great experiences.The fatigue just vanishes and makes all those long training runs on cold dark and wet winter days worth it. Try it. You could do it too!

Event date

13-April-2019 00:00  - 
14-April-2019 23:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed


Preston park Preston Road,
East Sussex,
BN1 6HN,
United Kingdom


Thank you for doing this for us Bob. Good luck and see you at the end.
Donation by Saz
on 13-04-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Bob! Don't overdo it!
Donation by The Prattens
on 07-04-2019
Good Luck! Thank you for supporting East Park RDA.
Donation by James Baxter
on 07-04-2019
Good luck Dad!! Xxx
Donation by Georgie
on 04-04-2019
Break a leg.
Donation by Darren
on 03-04-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Jon & Lisa Day
on 30-03-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Bob. What you are doing is admirable. Here's a little bit towards your fund. Good luck, hopefully you can knock a minute or two off your previous best time. Will endeavour to come along to see you at the start or finish. Best wishes.
Donation by Darren Paine
on 28-03-2019
Good luck! A great cause and worth the pain!
Donation by Tom Howells
on 10-03-2019

Donation summary

Online Donations: £255.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £255.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £255.00

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