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12 Marathons for CHICKS!


We want to say a massive thank you and well done to Christina Manning, who in 2017, completed 12 marathon runs to raise money for CHICKS.  Christina said, “I love running because, despite the pain and the cold and the reduction in the number of toenails I have, it allows me to explore some beautiful parts of the country.  Some children are not lucky enough to be able to experience the freedom of being in the countryside. They are trapped in inner city environments, in situations with no holiday options. CHICKS is a charity which takes disadvantaged children on free respite breaks at their coastal and countryside retreats in Cornwall, Devon and Derbyshire where they can relax and have fun.  So to ensure that more children can experience the wonder of the British countryside I ran a marathon a month over 2017 in the hope that people might think that worthy of a bit of sponsorship to a good cause.  The 12th and final run was the Phoenix Running Year End Marathon which is four laps of a 6.6 mile loop between Sunbury Lock and Hampton Court Bridge.  Already a beautiful route with great support, it was made even more special by my family coming out in force as both rowdy supporters and marathon relay runners carrying a CHICKS baton. My sponsorship page is live until the end of January so let’s see if I can squeeze a few more donations out of people now I’ve finished the challenge.” 


If you would like to sponsor Christina for this amazing achievment please click the link below;


Sponsor Christina


2017 marathon schedule:

2 Jan 2017 - Winchelsea Chase DONE 4.38
5 Feb 2017 - Gloucester Marathon DONE 4.36
4 Mar 2017 - Phoenix Spring Marathon (Thames Path) DONE 4.28
23 Apr 2017 - London Marathon DONE 4.26
21 May 2017 - Brathay Marathon, Lake District (hilly!!) DONE 4.45
18 June 2017 - Hampshire Hoppit (hilly!!) DONE 5.41
16 July 2017 - Black Sheep 6 Hour Challenge (hilly!!) DONE 5.31
12 August 2017 - Thames Meander DONE 4.42
10 September 2017 - New Forest Marathon DONE 4.30
15 October 2017 - Leicester City Marathon DONE 4.37
12 November 2017 - Athens (the original marathon route) DONE 4.40
28 December 2017 - Phoenix Year End Marathon DONE 4.41
12 in 12 DONE





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