Running for Action Medical Research


On April 25th this year I’ll be tackling the full 26.2 miles of the Virgin London Marathon.

It’s a great challenge and, from what friends who have completed the London Marathon tell me, it’s a race with an excellent atmosphere too.

I’m running to raise money for a charity called Action Medical Research – the leading UK-wide medical research charity dedicated to helping babies and children.

The charity finds and funds the very best medical research in hospitals and universities across the UK that is most likely to deliver real benefit to babies, children and young people. Their funding is focussed on research that aims to improve medical care in three areas:

  • Treating sick and vulnerable babies
  • Helping disabled children
  • Targeting rare diseases in children

My lead sponsor for the race is Public Sector Forums (PSF) – one of the UK’s leading public sector IT, web and communications communities and event organisers. I’d really like to thank Nick Hill and Gary Marston from PSF for their generous sponsorship for the marathon.

If you’d like to sponsor me for the marathon and help me raise as much money as possible for this great charity, my online sponsorship page is here or use the link below:

And to use a bit of community peer pressure to keep my training motivation going, below is a live feed from my training log. Feel free to nag me in the comments if you think I’m slacking!