I ran the London Marathon in 2014. Well it might be more accurate to say that I completed it rather than ran it as in the last five miles, although I was going forward and using a running movement, other participants were walking past me.

It was three hours of pleasant jogging, two hours of struggle and then a further hour and a half of absolute exhaustion. Not pain, but complete exhaustion. But it did it.

The support along the route is amazing.

Never again.

I’m an overweight middle aged bald bloke, not designed for running. But I did it. One off the bucket list.

It was a wonderful day. A great experience.

My wife Helen, is a double leg amputee. She played sitting volleyball for GB, indeed we both still play for Essex Pirates. So I know a lot of great people with limb and other disabilities. That’s why I chose to raise money for LA.

I also enjoyed the fundraising - we held a quiz night in the village and also a coffee morning at home.



The Limbless Association make no charge for its services, so that no amputee is ever left without the information and support they need. We rely on the generosity of the public and our amazing fundraisers like Mike , their support has assisted the LA with 35 years of ensuring that no amputee need cope alone


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