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Total raised so far

70%

£695.11 of £1,000 target +£118.75 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

12 years ago

Richard & Jo Booth

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done, Ben! Sorry this is so belated!

12 years ago

Ben

£15.00 + £3.75 Gift Aid

12 years ago

Neens, Vern and Rose

£25.00

Crazy but brilliant!

12 years ago

Lyn and Judy

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done, Ben. Glad you didn't eat too many cupcakes!

12 years ago

Jono

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

Hope your foot was OK! EACH seems like a very worthy cause..

12 years ago

Marte

£10.00

Viel Erfolg! Das machst du locker vom Hocker wie den Herman!

12 years ago

sue and garry couch

£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid

Enjoy a post marathon carriage ride !

12 years ago

ralf

£100.00

i am glad if you suceeded

12 years ago

Eric Inoue

£5.00

Go for Gold!

12 years ago

Richard Ashford

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Rather you than me

Ben-Jacob Diewitz is raising money for EACH - Educational Action Challenging Homophobia

Ben is running for EACH (and running and running and running)

Event date: 7th November 2010

My story

I have done it! I completed the NYC Marathon in 4:28:50! What a day! You can still donate until the end of the year.

The story so far started on Christmas Eve 2009 after a few glasses of champagne and wine (always a good start), when it seemed a good idea to sign up to the Hermannslauf (no doubt with the signing-up-confirmation in my inbox the next morning this seemed like a questionable decision). The Hermmanslauf 2010 is a 31.1 km (19.3 mi) run through the Teutoburg forest, a forested mountain group in North Rhine-Westphalia. The run included inclines of over 500 m and a mixture of forest trail, sand paths, road and even steps. It took place on 25 April and I ran it with my sister Marte. (http://www.hermannslauf.de/hermannslauf/)

I completed the Hermannslauf in 3:21:30. It was far tougher than expected. The ascensions were longer, the terrain tougher, the sandpaths far more frequent than expected, the temperature was 25 degrees Celsius... It was very painful but I did it!

I did not rest after his challenge and I decided to add the Bristol 10k, Bristol Half Marathon and a Marathon to this year's battle plan: On 7 November, I added an additional 42km (26 mi) to the challenge and ran the Ing New York City Marathon 2010 (http://www.nycmarathon.org/). Hence I continued to train throughout the summer to be able to complete this successfully.

I completed the Bristol 10 k in 48:18, just a few days after the Hermannslauf. (http://www.bristolhalfmarathon.com/)

I completed the Bristol Half Marathon in 1:55:29, which did not seem very hard, with all the training I had done. However, it left me with a slight injury to my left foot, so my training leading up to the Marathon in New York did not go as well as I hoped.

The question of why I am doing all this might spring to mind. Although running the Hermannslauf started out as a personal challenge, I made the decision to run the New York marathon and the two Bristol runs to raise money for EACH - Educational Action Challenging Homphobia. EACH is an award-winning Bristol-based charity for adults and young people affected by homophobia. Their work includes offering support to young people affected by homophobic bullying. (http://www.eachaction.org.uk) I decided to run for EACH as their work really makes a difference to young people struggling to come to terms with their sexuality. From my own experience regarding these issues, I know that the type of work they do means so much to many young teenagers and I hope I will be able to make a difference by running this year.

I hope that you will support EACH and me!


Thank you for checking out my page. Making a donation is fast, easy and secure thanks to Give as you Live Donate. They'll take your donation and pass it onto EACH - Educational Action Challenging Homophobia.

Ben-Jacob Diewitz is fundraising for

EACH - Educational Action Challenging Homophobia

Charity number: 1095665

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