Race to the Stones
14 Jul 2018

Jamie's Race to the Stones

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James Allen

Total raised


+ £237.50 Gift Aid

103 Complete
103% of £1,000.00 target

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I'm running a 100km ultramarathon with inadequate experience to raise money for Cancer Research

Hello hello,
Thanks for taking the time to visit my fundraising page. In July a friend and I will be taking part in the Race to the Stones - an ultramarathon
The race, taking place along The Ridgeway, is 100km / 63 miles long, and we have a time limit of 24 hours to complete it. It's just shy of 2 and a half marathons in length, so stands to be pretty knackering.

I'm running to raise money for Cancer Research. Cancer is a horrible, scary thing, that I'm sure has affected nearly all of our lives in one way or another. My mum was diagnosed with breast cancer back when I was 15 and fortunately she beat it, which was just about the best thing ever.

Obviously, not all sufferers can be so fortunate, but the work Cancer Research do can really help to tip those scales, hence making this a massively worthy cause. The money I raise will go towards helping develop better treatments and funding clinical trials. A donation, however big or small, can help support this work and ensure it continues.

Also, me working at Vodafone means the majority of the money I fundraise can be matchfunded, which means if you donate £20, it will actually be £40 that ends up going to the charity!

Things equivalent to 100km:
Running from Oxford to Wembley, then running a half marathon
Running from York to Leeds, then back to York, then running a half marathon.
Running from Manchester to Sheffield, then running a marathon.
Running from Bury to Rawtenstall, then back to Bury, then back to Rawtenstall, then back to Bury, then back to Rawtenstall, then back to Bury, then back to Rawtenstall.
The length of 950 football pitches end-to-end.
250 laps of a 400 metre running track.

It’s a long way.

And to boot, the elevation across the course is the equivalent of climbing Snowdon from sea level.

So please do dig deep - this might prove a bit of a challenge.

Latest updates


Ella Bownas



+£1.25 Gift Aid

Well done, Jamie - this is insane! Hope you and your family are well x


Arthur Pilling



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Jamie great run for a great cause


Ellen Powell



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Jamie! :)


Jackie Curry



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Well done, absolutely fantastic


Sam Wright



+£7.50 Gift Aid

Well done mate a great cause and superb effort! Glad all those years running around for JCFC helped you prepare for something like this! #hawaythe4s


Matt Boorman



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Total raised£1,035.00



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