2021 Paris Marathon
17 Oct 2021

Rijks takes on Paris - la foi, pas la vue

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Jim Rijks

Total raised


+ £215.00 Gift Aid

104 Complete
104% of £1,000.00 target

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In memory of

Joske Rijks

01 Nov 1961 - 25 May 2019

Follow every step of the way here:

31st Jan 2020. The date that changed everyone’s lives. Certainly difficult for us all but none more so than those in the most vulnerable point along life’s journey.

Since the pandemic struck, significant declines in urgent referrals & chemotherapy attendance, postponement in surgical procedures and halting of cancer screening programmes has made the past year even more difficult for those in need of our National Health Service. The indirect consequence of repurposing of health services led to dramatic reductions in the demand for, and supply of, cancer services which have not fully recovered with lockdown easing. These may contribute, over a 1-year time horizon, to substantial excess mortality among people with cancer. But...

As we have all seen, COVID has also been a unique opportunity to take a different view of life, recognize what's most important in life - friends and family. This is your opportunity to help me, help CRUK, support the families and friends in urgent need.

Why Paris? Why a marathon? Who knows... all I know is that when the email from Emily at CRUK entered my inbox I was confident it was the right thing to do.
I started running and it soon became a pastime (Beth calls it "an obsession"). Running allowed me to get out of the house for some fresh air, kept me exercising in an otherwise still world and was excellent for clearing my head. 2737km later (as of 21/09/21) - we are into the marathon training block heading for our final few long runs before race day.

17th October 2021 is the date - I will be running the Paris Marathon with my closest friends and family in support.

Join me and raise as much as possible to beat cancer sooner!

Latest updates


Andy Goodwin



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Brilliant, well done Jim


Carruthers Family



+£22.50 Gift Aid

Particularly close to us and the Fleming family. Thanks for your efforts Jim.









+£7.50 Gift Aid

Hi Jim,
Great achievement! You ran at an average speed of 13.186 km/h ! Your former Thermodynamics teacher, Rudy.


Manjari Engelhard



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Great effort Jim !


George Barron



+£5.00 Gift Aid


Total raised£1,040.00



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