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Chris  Laidlaw

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Weʼre raising £5,000 to run 12 Marathons in 12 Months to raise funds and awareness for 3 special charities!

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I will be attempting 12 marathons in 12 months in 2021!

This year I lost my loving Mum to cancer during the first lockdown followed by my Dads diagnosis that he is suffering from Alzheimers. I have found it very hard to accept both, however I now feel ready to take on this challenge `and raise awareness and funds for these 3 charities which are close to our family.

Murrayfield Injured Players Foundation - The MIPF does outstanding work in supporting current and former players throughout Scotland who have suffered varying degrees of injuries. I personally have received support through a long term injury along with my older brother Scott. The foundation is now helping provide support for Dad and has provided long time support for Eddie Renwick of Jed who suffered a catastrophic injury many years ago. http://www.mipf.org.uk/

Marie Curie - Marie Curie were outstanding at the end of Mums illness and provided amazing support and care to mum and us as a family. The contribution they make to peoples life's in the most difficult of times is amazing and one we are so grateful for. Boroughmuir the rugby club I have played for the past 7 seasons also has strong links to the charity and have done many events over the years so I look forward to teaming up with them again for this challenge. https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/

Alzheimer's Scotland - Alzheimer's Scotland is Scotlands national dementia charity and provide fantastic support to people living with dementia, fund vital research projects and provide support to families who are supporting their loved ones through this tough illness. Since reaching out to them about my challenge they have been nothing short of amazing and have pointed me in the direction of some great support networks for me and the family and I look forward to working with them through this challenge and beyond to support Dad as best we can. https://www.alzscot.org/

I have no doubt this will be an extremely tough challenge but one I am determined to achieve to help support these great charities!

Keep an eye on my social media for updates and dates of marathons and why not join the Strava club to help me keep going throughout the year!

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I would love your support so if your interested in taking part in any of the runs or could provide any other support then please get in touch via email laidlaw12in12@outlook.com

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  • Chris  Laidlaw18 days ago
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    Chris Laidlaw

    18 days ago

    🏃🏻 FIRST ROUTE ANNOUNCEMENT 🏃🏻 Myself, Jordan and Craig will be setting off from Boroughmuir Rugby at 10am this Friday. Our first 10km loop around town, we will head east along the Canal to Tollcross, into the meadows along the middle path, into bruntsfield and right down Morningside Road, we will turn to pass Merchants Golf Club and back along Colinton Road to the canal by the rowing club. Our next 22km is along the Union Canal to Ratho Marina and back! The final 10km will be the first loop but in reverse! All support welcome!

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  • Chris  Laidlaw1 month ago
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    Chris Laidlaw

    1 month ago

    Today we covered 30Kms in what will be our last long run before the 1st marathon on 1/1/21! So close to reaching £2000! Thanks to each and everyone of you who have donated! Keep spreading the word, these 3 charities do amazing work and I can’t wait to work alongside them during the challenge. #12in12

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  • Chris  Laidlaw1 month ago
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    Chris Laidlaw

    1 month ago

    Today was a big milestone in the training completing a half marathon. Huge thanks to CK and Junior for assisting in the training and also going the whole way on NYD. Information will be coming out of the route for the 1st Marathon soon and would be great to have some support on the day! Chris

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  • Derek

    Derek

    Jan 15, 2021

    Good luck with the rest of the project Chris. I'm sure Mr Keddie can be persuaded to accompany you for all 12!

    £20.00

  • Kirstin Maxwell

    Kirstin Maxwell

    Jan 15, 2021

    £30.00

  • Rob Keiller

    Rob Keiller

    Jan 14, 2021

    Great challenge for a great cause Chris. I have trundled round London Marathon a few times - normally in reasonable spring conditions, lots of crowds to keep you going - what you are doing is special

    £100.00

  • Kev Aitchison

    Kev Aitchison

    Jan 13, 2021

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 12, 2021

    £50.00

  • Renwick family

    Renwick family

    Jan 11, 2021

    We didn't exchange christmas gifts as we agreed to support this instead.

    £200.00

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    Anonymous

    Jan 9, 2021

    £10.00

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Chris Laidlaw

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I will be taking on the challenge of 12 marathons in 12 months for 3 great causes. Long distance running has never been my strength so this will take me out my comfort zone on a number of levels! If you would like to get involved please get in touch - laidlaw12in12@outlook.com

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