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The '3 in 3 Marathon Challenge' will see me seek to complete 3 marathons all in under 3 hours.

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Church of the Good Shepherd - Sandhills

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The project I'm supporting is a local community initiative #goodshepherdcommunitybusproject. I live in your typical housing estate that lacks community amenities and provision especially for the youth but also for young families and the elderly for whom loneliness and lack of support is a big deal. 

The #goodshepherdcommunitybusproject is an initiative led by my Church to provide for our community on the Sandhills estate in Leighton Buzzard. The project is in its infancy as we scope out the exact nature of the provision needed. Core to our vision is a dedicated youth community support officer to serve the estate. Another central theme of the project is the potential provision of a community bus to serve the estate and act as a focal point. At this stage we can not commit to a single guaranteed solution but I can guarantee that your donation will make a huge difference in our community, to our residents, both young and old. 

Event details

3 sub 3 marathons ~ Brighton, Warsaw, Snowdonia!!

You can find out the latest on how my 3 in 3 Marathon Challenge is going including a my LATEST race report for the Warsaw Marathon at

The '3 in 3HR Marathon Challenge' is to run 3 marathons each in 3 hours.  I completed Brighton Marathon on 15 April in 3:00.05! Warsaw Marathon was all going well until 20 miles but then my race fell apart!! Until that point I was on for 2:53 finish but I crossed the finish line in 3:12.08. Marathons are tough!! Do read my blog if you want to know the full detail!  

So now I need to pick up the pieces, dust myself off and refocus on Snowdonia the third and final marathon in Wales in just 3 weeks time (27th October 2018). Snowdonia is definitely not a fast course and a tad hilly! To run a sub 3 hour marathon in Snowdonia would put me in the top 1% finishers.

Whatever happens next this challenge has been a huge learning experience, and so so positive, and it's raised a huge amount for our Church community project. So thank you thank you for all your generosity. 

God Bless


Event date

15-April-2018 00:00  - 
29-October-2018 00:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event already started


Fab effort Stu, keep going strong. Full of admiration for your perseverance and commitment. Just remember who is on your side... "When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who watches over my way" - Psalm 142:3.
Donation by Mike & Laura
on 09-10-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Anyone who thinks a little over 3 hours is slow is on a completely different script from me. All the best in Snowdonia.
Donation by Steve Davies
on 07-10-2018
Good luck in smashing the 3hour mark in your next marathon this weekend in Warsaw Stu!
Donation by Anonymous
on 28-09-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Go for it! We're sure you'll be at least 5 seconds quicker next time!
Donation by Anonymous
on 14-07-2018
Good luck, Stuart!
Donation by kim lay
on 30-05-2018
Best wishes Stuart, all the very best, a good cause indeed, safe running.
Donation by Mike Taylor
on 18-05-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Go Stuart!
Donation by Katharine
on 06-05-2018
£5.00 gift aid
As always Stuart much admiration & respect for you and all that you do with such good grace for Church. It is a real joy and blessing to have you as part of CGS.
Donation by David & Yvonne
on 02-05-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Great start, 1 down 2 to go..... SNOD in under 3??? great challenge!
Donation by Jan
on 29-04-2018
£6.55 gift aid
Hi Stuart, God works in amazing ways, I salute you on your "mission" to raise funds for a great cause, God bless during your training and during competition Blessings Mike Taylor
Donation by Mike Taylor ( Rochford Construction)
on 23-04-2018
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,806.20
Offline Donations: £208.00
Total Raised: £2,014.20
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,402.00

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