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Clair Jones' Fundraiser:

Another 26.2 miles...

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BENEFITING: American Cancer Society

EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2013

Clair Jones

THE STORY:

After finishing the New York City Marathon in the late afternoon of 1 November 2009, I think I was foolish enough to say something like ‘Never again…’?!

I was delighted when I received the confirmation that I had a place in the Virgin London Marathon, 2013 - briefly, but then I realized that this meant training for several months and through the winter. The training programme is now coming to an end – I have run tens of miles, made significant investments in thermal attire and all kinds of physical therapy, and talked endlessly about running to family, friends and colleagues. All of whom, interested or not so much, have listened and empathized with the endurance of long-distance runners…

So, to celebrate reaching both my 50th birthday and the VLM, 2013 starting line, I have decided to raise money for a good cause - cancer research and support and care to people living with cancer. If you're not able to get to London to cheer me on but want to mark the event, or if you'll be along the route and are inspired to give anyway, please donate to the American Cancer Society or Macmillan Cancer Support (http://www.justgiving.com/clairjones262).

If you’re wondering how much to give –

  • A marathon is 26.2 miles. I will burn about 100 calories in each of these miles.
  • To qualify for the Boston Marathon, a woman aged 50 years must have run a marathon in exactly 4 hours or less.
  • My resting heart rate is 48 beats per minute but it will increase to an average 150 beats per minute through the race.
  • The elite athletes will be crossing the finishing line in front of Buckingham Palace after 125 minutes – as I will be crossing London Bridge with another 13 miles to go.

If you want to find out more about my selected charities, their websites are:

American Cancer Society - http://www.cancer.org/

Macmillan Cancer Support - http://www.macmillan.org.uk/

And - the small print... Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a gift to the American Cancer Society.

Many thanks!

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To This Fundraiser

$4,628

MONEY RAISED
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  • Louise Moretta

    $100

  • Katey Byrum

    $100

  • Marisse

    $100

  • Suzana Filipovic

     

  • Ida Zenda

    $100

  • alenka

     

  • Stephanie Kunkel

    $100

  • Velvet Gerace

    $100

  • Lina

    $100

  • Taterech Biratu

     

  • Felim McMahon

    $100

  • Naomi

    $100

  • Tserha Petros

     

  • M. Aklilu

     

  • Advit and Juhi

    $100

  • Hanan Dahdah

    $100

  • alex volkov

    $100

  • Pona Chen

    $100

  • June Kunugi

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Chung

    $20

  • Colette

    $100

  • Ajay and Sona

    $100

  • Akhil Iyer

    $105

  • LA

    $50

  • Melissa Lane

    $100

  • Sikander & Srijana

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ayalew Abai

     

  • Tanya

     

  • Linda and the Demetillo Family

    $100

  • Arun Nair

    $50

  • Rob Jenkins

    $50

  • Luis Soares

    $100

  • ismail Azim

    $100

  • Annalisa

     

  • Tsogi

    $50

  • Robert Pashayan

    $50

  • Nathalie

    $60

  • David Afable

     

  • Josephine

     

  • Mark Beatty

    $50

  • Serena

    $50

  • Waithira

    $100

  • Shrinivas Puranik

    $50

  • C Muli

    $50

  • Georgie

     

  • Rekiya

     

  • Irina

    $100

  • Christine Muhigana

    $100

  • Paddy

    $50

  • Eva Landeo

    $100

  • Mike Jiang

    $50

  • Liselotte

    $50

  • FERA

    $50

  • Warwick White

    $50

  • Eric Whiting

    $50

  • Michael Bickel

    $50

  • Anna Majkowski

    $100

  • Alet

    $50

  • Ann Hasselbalch

    $50

  • Cherryl Nuguid

    $20

  • Mariam Kakkar

    $25

  • Bahula

    $27

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Donor Comments

Bahula

Bahula

DONATION: $27

Great job, Clair! CONGRATS! 4 years ago

Mariam Kakkar

Mariam Kakkar

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Cherryl Nuguid

Cherryl Nuguid

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Ann Hasselbalch

Ann Hasselbalch

DONATION: $50

Dear Clair, Great run. Great time. You did it! 4 years ago

Alet

Alet

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anna Majkowski

Anna Majkowski

DONATION: $100

Great event! You WILL BE among the front runners!!! 4 years ago

Michael Bickel

Michael Bickel

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Eric Whiting

Eric Whiting

DONATION: $50

All the best Clair 4 years ago

Warwick White

Warwick White

DONATION: $50

When can we expect to be sponsoring you for an ultra-distance race? 4 years ago

FERA

FERA

DONATION: $50

Clair you never cease to inspire! Congratulations on 50 and marking it with another 26.2 miles! Go Clair go! 4 years ago