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Marathons for Mark

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I have created this page to raise some funds for some charities that either helped us in my late husband, Mark, short but hard-fought battle with cancer or were close to Mark’s heart.

I came up with a brainwave(!!) & decided I'd run a marathon in honour & memory of him. Mark was a two-time Ironman, had multiple other triathlons & races under his belt including his 1st ultra marathon a month before his diagnosis. Whilst I have done some triathlons and half marathons, I have never had the desire to run a marathon, in fact, I swore I would never do one and now I'm hoping to do 13.

Each run has been selected for a reason & to tie in some travels we said we'd do.

I have also been humbled by the number of people joining me on various runs, some are seasoned runners other are starting their C25K! The power of Mark to inspire & encourage continues x

• 1 October - Loch Ness (we love Scotland) - ** DONE ** Chip time 5hrs 19 mins with Sarah
• 26 November - Oulton Park (he used to do the track days there & I'd try to photograph him) ** DONE ** Chip time 5hrs 19mins (thought I'd improved but obvs not!) with Carolyn & Julie
• 7 April - Paris (he always promised to take me) Bernadette completed it, I’ll be back to do it
• 14 April - Manchester (our home town) Running with Sarah, Annie, Karen, Andy, Dave, Ste G, Steve M, Phoebe, Christoph & Karl - ** DONE ** chip time 5.54
• 5 May - Vancouver (we went there on honeymoon) ** DONE ** chip time 5hrs 30mins
• 18 May - Windermere (we love the Lakes & spent many weekends there) ** DONE ** Chip time 5hrs 58 mins
• 15 Sep - Sydney, Oz (we brought in 2017 NY here, also catch up with some of our friends)
• 13 Oct - Melbourne (to visit Mark's uni friends)
• 16 Nov - Queenstown, NZ (to visit a friend as we said we'd go)
• 10 Dec - Hawaii (we had plans to go) running with Georgia
• February 2025 - Lulworth (where his sister lives & his stone !)
• April 2025 - London (has to go on the list!! But we also spent a lot of time here with work, family & events)
• April 2025 - Boston (to meet Mark's uni friend) As Boston is notoriously difficult to get into the ‘back up’ will be Everest base camp marathon!!

I will pay the entry fee’s and any travel costs myself. 100% of the funds raised here will be equally split between the 5 charities;
1. The Christie – where Mark went for treatment and where we spent a lot of time during his 5 month battle
2. Macmillan – who helped support us through Mark’s journey and my cancer journey back in 2015
3. Little Troopers – a charity supporting children who have a parent in the military which was set up by Mark’s sister, Louise, and who Mark supported
4. Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue – Mark was a team member
5. Maggie’s – who provided support to all of Mark’s family during his journey

You can also follow me on Instagram for regular updates; https://www.instagram.com/marathonsformark/



Marathons completed:
Loch Ness, 1 October 2023 in 5hrs 19 mins
Oulton Park, 26 November 2023 in 5hrs 19 mins

Bernie having completed Paris, 7 April 2024

Manchester team (missing Steve & Karl), 14 April 2024


Vancouver, 5 May 2024 - 5hrs 30mins
Windermere, 18 May - 5hrs 58 mins - VERY hot day


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  • Deborah Wild
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  • Gary Marsden
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Nichola Slocombe
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