Runners Stories

There were so many amazing runners at the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend 2019.

We have loved hearing your stories, here are just a few that really capture the Heart of The Mid Sussex Sussex Marathon Weekend.

Stuart Robertson ran The Mid Sussex Marathon to raise money for The Chestnut Tree House Children’ Hospice. This is the last of 5 events he has taken part in and he has raised around £1000 so far.

Kidney Donor Paul Saker has already completed 2x 1/2 Marathons, The Brighton Bike Ride and has now completed The Mid Sussex Marathon to raise money for Kidney Research UK. He was cheered on by his kidney recipient. #teamkidney.

Pictured second, is Steve Ellis who has raised over £2000 so far for Great Ormond Street Hospital. His daughter is Lauren, who is currently a patient. “Lauren has something called “Poly-JIA” and a bunch of other illnesses that make her life unpleasant; they make it hard for her to get up in the morning, she struggles in the cold, gets tired very easily, occasionally needs a wheelchair, and has a drug regime that makes the characters in Trainspotting look like dabblers. And I’ve wondered what it would be like to really feel like that. As it turns out, running is about as close as I’m prepared to get.”

Chris Siegle ran the Marathon for The Alzheimers Society after losing his Grandad. “I am running for an amazing charity and an amazing grandad. This charity is transforming the landscape of dementia forever. They go above and beyond to support those affected and are always looking to find a cure as well.”

Blind runner, Mick, is running with the Horsham Joggers and was so chuffed to have completed the course 15 minutes quicker this year.

Runners and Supporters from the The Rotary were out in numbers for a great cause, End Polio Now.

Kieron Woodland was encouraged by his friends Rue Franklin from Eastbourne and John Archer from Castle Point Joggers, in Essex, to run his first 10K. He said “They got me running and I’ve been training hard, I couldn’t do this race without them”

Michael & Cynthia Dee from the Heathfield Joggers, are in the second picture. Michael is one of the oldest runners taking part this year, don’t tell anyone, but he is celebrating his 80th birthday this year!

If you wish to donate to any of the causes, please click on the links in each feature.

We salute you all, you are what this event is all about. Good luck with your fundraising and thank you for being part of The Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend 2019.

If you have a story you would like to tell us, please get in touch.