Hi all,

As you may know, I like to run a lot. After absolutely loving my experience last year, I will again be facing the test of 26.2 miles at this year's London Marathon. I have been training very hard to try and get a personal best time, but I also wanted another goal to aim for.

Friends of Ravenstone exists to raise money for the school and to organise fun events. Every child at the school benefits from the funds raised by the FoR, so I have set a target of £3000 to contribute to this cause, but I also need your help! You may not be able to get me to the finish line any quicker, but you can help me make the school an even better place to be.

Any money raised, big or small, will go directly to enhancing and improving sport, extra curricular activities and the playground at Ravenstone.

Thank you very much.


Dear all, Thank you for your sponsorship so far, this will already make such a difference to the children of Ravenstone. My build up towards the marathon was going fantastically well.... until two weeks ago when I tore my calf muscle! A slight disaster. After two weeks of no running, a lot of swimming and mild forms of depression.... I am running again. I have two weeks left until the marathon, unfortunately I feel my time, I wanted to run sub 2:30, may be gone but I am doing all I can to now get to the start line! fingers crossed.


Hi all, I am sorry to have to say but my injury has got the better of me. I haven't been able to run without pain for 4 weeks now and my physio has told me that if I don't rest and strengthen my leg I could turn my tear into a stress fracture. This is incredibly frustrating for me for a number of reasons. Not only because I feel like I am letting the school down but also because of how well I was hoping to run. I had never felt fitter. I will stay positive though, I just can not run on Sunday.


Regarding the sponsorship money raised so far. Firstly a massive thank you to everyone who has sponsored me and raised money for our school. It is amazing and this will make such a difference for our children. I will keep this page open and I will run another big race when I am healthy again and I will keep you all updated. Thank you once again for your on going support. Joe


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