London Marathon

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Bariman, Apr 16, 2004.

  1. Bariman

    Bariman Member

    Any TMPers or other bandsmen taking part in this Sunday's London Marathon?

    Garry Smith, (EEb bass Chelmsford SA Band and the SA's Household Troops) is running (well he'll start off running) on behalf of the SA's Hadleigh Farm Colony project.

    His number is 44065.

    He's not taking his bass with him! :(

    Give him a shout if you see him, even if it's only on TV.

    He reckons he'll complete the course in about 4:45 to 5:00, that's hours not finishing time :) , so he should complete the course by about 2:45pm.

    If you feel moved to give a donantion to honour his endeavour then PM me.
  2. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    One of our Uni Percussionists Tom, who also plays for Besses, is running it.. can't remember who he's doing it for, but he's raised a load of money for them whoever it is.
  3. Active Member

    Captain Jonny Smith (Corps Officer at Southwark) is also running on Sunday.
    He is being sponsored by World of Brass and The International Staff Band and their logos feature prominently on his running vest! A sponsor form was passed around the 747 that the ISB flew to Canada on.
    He is raising money for much needed improvements to the corps building at Southwark which is just round the corner from us.
    I spoke to Jonny yesterday and it sounds like his training has been going well.

    Jonny is featured on the front page of The War Cry this week;
    Send me a PM if you would like a free copy!

    I was able to join Jonny and Garry Smith at their pre-race Pasta Party yesterday lunchtime.
    We wish them both well.
  4. Digger

    Digger Member

    Eddie Wynn (Bb Bass Emley Band) is running for Cancer Research.
    Then next weekend (24th) Emley are joining in the fundraising with a concert at Flockton Church.
  5. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

    I did it for ChildLine last year, took 4 hrs 53 mins but I ran all the way (except when I stopped for the loo) then went straight to the pub afterwards. Definately would do it again, one of the most amazing things I've ever done. I couldn't stop crying when I got over the finish line though! :D
  6. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    He's actually the vicar in both Emley and Flockton villages and a lovely bloke and deserves as much support as we can give...cos he's the best beer swigging vicar we know!!! :roll: :guiness :guiness
  7. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    That's my favourite kind of vicar!! :D
  8. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    I'm not sure you should advertise our Vicar drinking beer.... What if god reads tMP??????
  9. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    I do!! chill out! It's cool. 8)
  10. euph of today

    euph of today New Member

    Didn't Jesus turn water into wine? he must agree with the odd tipple. :guiness
  11. asteria

    asteria Member

    And the most amazing thing was that Robbie (Cargill) of wingates was in the background of your photo when you crossed the finishing line even tho you never saw each other - i can't believe how wierd that is!!

    I think he said he was running for a charity for respite care for adults and kids but i can't remember the name, well done tho tom and to anyone who competed! :D
  12. carlwoodman

    carlwoodman Member

    Congratulations to Graham Lawrence (Principal Euphonium, SWT Woodfalls and formerly ISB and Boscombe Citadel) and his wife Joy who completed the marathon yesterday.
    Times were 5hr 50 and 6hr 23 with £2000 raised.
  13. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    Well Done to Eddie Wynn, Emley Bands surprisingly fit BbBass playing, beer swilling Vicar who completed the course in 3hrs, (er, not exactly sure how many minutes...53ish i think)!!!
    He was running for Cancer Reasearch UK but his amount raised is not known yet as we're holding a fund raising concert for him and his cause this Saturday (See The Auditorium for details!!)

    A Big big thanks must also go to "Naruco" and "Well worth it" for providing our percussion!!
  14. Bariman

    Bariman Member

    Also well done to Garry Smith, his time was 5:05:31 - not fast but at least he beat Lorraine Kelly and Charlie Brooks (Janine from EastEnders)! :D

    He hopes to raise about £1500.
  15. Active Member

    If you go the London Marathon website you can find out the times for everyone who finished.

    Here's the quick link;

    Graham Gooch finished in 4 hours 23 mins.
  16. stephen2001

    stephen2001 Member

    I like the fact that the oldest guy doing the Marathon (92 years old I think) beat Charles Ingram's time of just over 6 hours!!

    Congrats to all those that finished tho :D
  17. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    That only happened 'cos the stopwatch doesn't recognise coughs! ;)
  18. Bariman

    Bariman Member

    He would have finished sooner but he kept turning around and running in the opposite direction every 22 yards :D