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Total raised so far


£150.00 of £1,500 target +£25.00 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

3 weeks ago

Antonia Cochrane

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

You are a crazy man but huge amounts of luck! Xxx

3 weeks ago

Brian Powell

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Crazy man, best of luck Mark

3 weeks ago

Alan Tottle

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Awesome Marc

3 weeks ago

Barry Smith


All the best Spooney! Go smash it mate 💪

3 weeks ago

Peter Owen

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Good luck my friend.

Mark Hillier is raising money for The Stable Family Home Trust

Thames Ring 250 miles of non-stop torture!

Event dates: 26th April 2023 – 29th April 2023

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My story

Hey and thanks for reading my page!

Those who know me know that over the last few years I've been on a quest to push myself to the absolute edge both physically and mentally by participating in a variety of Endurance based foot races both here in the UK and Europe.

And at the end of each year I think that will be it - I'm done. My body is beginning to fall apart and I'm finding that training for events is becoming harder and harder. But then I hear about a race that just seems impossible, it gets in my head and I stupidly enter it. As a result, 2023 will be my biggest year and, I genuinely hope it'll be my last before I really do my body permanent damage.

I'm entered in to two daft events this year, and thought that for the first I would try and raise some funds for a charitable trust that is close to my heart. So, with that in mind, on the 26th April I'll be one of the idiots participating in the Thames Ring 250, a non-stop 250 mile race that will take me on a ridiculously large loop starting in Streatley-on-Thames following an anti-clockwise loop east along the Thames, up the Grand Union Canal and back to the Thames via the Oxford canal and finally back to Streatley-on-Thames.

There are cut-off times every marathon distance as well as an overall cut-off, and when I need to get an hour or so's kip it'll be by the side of wherever I am at the point I figure I have to stop. Approximately 30% of those who start make it to the finish, so it seems like an event that should definitely tick the boxes of having to deal with physical and mental torture. For more info:

The cause I’m running for is The Stable Family Home Trust (AKA The Stables) based in Bisterne, Hampshire (my wife Fiona works for them). They're not a well known charitable trust BUT they provide a wide range of services to people with learning disabilities and their families: providing residential living, supported living and a variety of day services.

In a nutshell, they do some truly brilliant stuff for the people they support and are well worthy of our support. For more info see:

Thank you so much for visiting this page and for any funds donated – it really will make a difference. x

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My updates

2 weeks ago

Just in case anybody wants to see the route, it's now attached. Race starts and finishes near Goring (you'll see the green and red pin drops near Reading).

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Mark Hillier is fundraising for

The Stable Family Home Trust

Charity number: 1093672

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