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£2,236.75 by 98 supporters See breakdown

+£406.30 Gift Aid

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3 days ago

Rob V

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid


5 days ago

Matt Billing

£92.00 + £23.00 Gift Aid

1 week ago

Mike P

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Great effort Declan, recover well!

1 week ago

Alex Clark

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

You are insane!

2 weeks ago

Steve Jacobs

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Fantastic effort Dec!

2 weeks ago

Dave Y

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done. Amazing effort.

2 weeks ago



Brilliant effort. Happy to support you - it's not a challenge if you'll definitely complete it. Glad you got good advice, and glad you took it!

2 weeks ago

Peter Matthews

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

Fantastic effort

2 weeks ago

Mike Radford

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

I’ve walked 40 miles in a day, sod running it day after day. You’ll beat it next time :)

2 weeks ago

Laura and Chris

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Crazy challenge, amazing effort!

Declan Lawlor is raising money for The Lord's Taverners

Dec & Seb - Thames Source to Sea

Event dates: 9th July 2021 – 12th July 2021

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My story

"Pure mad idea: want to try and do Thames path source to sea, 184 miles in 4 days?"

This is how it starts, a message out the blue from my mate Seb. Maybe he asked some of his ultra-runner friends first, but I was the only one dumb enough to agree. No, I'm not an ultra runner. Actually the furthest I've ever run in one go is around 20 miles and, somehow, in July this year I will be dragging myself 46 miles per day for 4 days.

The lockdowns, as a result of the pandemic, have made me realise how much I rely on sport to maintain my general wellbeing. Sadly, for some people, taking part in sport and other recreational activities is not an option even outside of Covid times. The Lord's Taverners create a range of opportunities for young disabled people and those from deprived areas to engage in sport and recreational activities in their local communities. Their programmes support some of the most marginalised and at-risk young people in the UK.

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My updates

2 weeks ago

I'm gutted to say that, after completing 94 miles across two days, we made the difficult, but sensible, decision to go no further with our Thames Path run.

Almost all of yesterday's 40 miles were done in complete agony and continuing on any further will increase the risk of long term damage. We threw absolutely everything at it, but it wasn't enough.

THANK YOU for all your amazing donations and messages of support. I'm completely overwhelmed by the generosity you've all shown and it fills me with happiness knowing how much this is going to help people that are suffering unfortunate situations.

Thank you again and take care,

Dec & Seb

2 weeks ago

TP184 Day 2: Oxford to Reading

65.6km distance
10:49:30 time
9:31min/km speed

2 weeks ago

TP184 Day 1: Kemble to Oxford

99.8km distance
11:50:31 time
6:15min/km speed

3 weeks ago

It's all getting very real now.. 14 hours to go.

For any Londoners willing to join us along the river on Monday, here are some rough timings:

Kingston Bridge 0900

Putney SW15 1LB - 1100

Tate Modern Garden SE1 9TG - 1400

Thames Barrier Gate 1700

3 weeks ago


Thank you all so much for your donations. It's going to genuinely help a lot of people and what a feeling that brings.

Here is the day by day itinerary:

Day 1 - 9th July

85KM - Source of the Thames ➡️ Oxford

Day 2 - 10th July

66.5KM - Oxford ➡️ Reading

Day 3 - 11th July

90KM - Reading ➡️ Hampton Wick

Day 4 - 12th July

51KM - Hampton Wick ➡️ Thames Barrier Gate

Declan Lawlor is fundraising for

The Lord's Taverners

Charity number: 306054

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