James Martin
12  year  Mo Bro
community ambassador

$0

Target: $2,500
raised $26,495 since 2011
My motivation
Fundraising for cause areas including:
Men's health
Mental health and suicide prevention

2022 CHALLENGE #milesformarc

This year I am taking on my longest challenge - running virtually from Wimbledon to Glasgow in memory of my fellow MoBro Marc Rodwell. I will run for #60 days and cover 400+ miles

I have lived with a condition called Dysthymia (persistent depressive disorder) for more than 25 years and came close to taking my own life because I felt I was alone, unable to talk and not a proper man. Men make up 3/4 of all suicides and vtb thereby unfortunately last year numbers increased by more than 10% with over 90 men a week taking their own lives in the UK alone.

The Movember Foundation focuses solely on men's health, encouraging us to be Men of More Words, working to get more men talking, mental illness de-stigmatised and preventing suicide which takes the life of a man every minute globally

Thanks for helping me to support their vital work in saving men’s lives

How I'm
getting involved
0 of 60 kilometres
running
walking
I'm moving 60km this Movember for the 60 men we lose each hour of every day.
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Previous year's posts
43 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
An Anonymous Donor
$50
Previous year's donations
43 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
An Anonymous Donor
$50
43 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Matthew Strutt
$100
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Donation from:
Matthew Strutt
$100
43 Week(s) Ago
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Gillette Donation
$10

Thanks for supporting Movember this year. Heres the donation you won from Gillette when playing the spin the wheel.

43 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Gillette Donation
$10

Thanks for supporting Movember this year. Heres the donation you won from Gillette when playing the spin the wheel.

44 Week(s) Ago
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Scott McNellan
$10

Hope it went well James. A huge well done on this impressive challenge and for taking time to share your story on the Men's Health Q&A. Inspiring stuff!!

44 Week(s) Ago
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Scott McNellan
$10

Hope it went well James. A huge well done on this impressive challenge and for taking time to share your story on the Men's Health Q&A. Inspiring stuff!!

44 Week(s) Ago
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Damian Pearson
$10

Well done with the 60k James!

44 Week(s) Ago
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Damian Pearson
$10

Well done with the 60k James!

44 Week(s) Ago
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Matthew O'Dell
$25

Keep doing what you do and helping others! Another superb effort for 2021!

Thanks, Matt, T, Declan and Kian X

44 Week(s) Ago
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Matthew O'Dell
$25

Keep doing what you do and helping others! Another superb effort for 2021!

Thanks, Matt, T, Declan and Kian X

44 Week(s) Ago
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Damian Leslie
$20

Well done James

44 Week(s) Ago
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Damian Leslie
$20

Well done James

44 Week(s) Ago
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Sian Smeed
$10

A fantastic cause - well done!

44 Week(s) Ago
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Sian Smeed
$10

A fantastic cause - well done!

44 Week(s) Ago
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Rebecca Dickinson
$25

Amazing work James! Thank you being a trailblazer in supporting our men in their mental and physical health and raising awareness for everyone!

44 Week(s) Ago
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Rebecca Dickinson
$25

Amazing work James! Thank you being a trailblazer in supporting our men in their mental and physical health and raising awareness for everyone!

45 Week(s) Ago
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S Tomlins
$20
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S Tomlins
$20
45 Week(s) Ago
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Rebecca Jackson
$30

Keep on keeping on! Go go go. Smashing it as always James.

45 Week(s) Ago
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Rebecca Jackson
$30

Keep on keeping on! Go go go. Smashing it as always James.

45 Week(s) Ago
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Darren Tweedie
$15

Good luck mate

45 Week(s) Ago
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Darren Tweedie
$15

Good luck mate

45 Week(s) Ago
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Gillette Donation
$25

To help shave off a little bit of what is left for you to smash your fundraising target, Gillette has kicked in an extra £25 onto a donation you received today.

45 Week(s) Ago
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Gillette Donation
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To help shave off a little bit of what is left for you to smash your fundraising target, Gillette has kicked in an extra £25 onto a donation you received today.

45 Week(s) Ago
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Luke LeSauteur
$25

Fantastic work, James. You are an inspiration and wonderful example to the rest of us.

45 Week(s) Ago
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Luke LeSauteur
$25

Fantastic work, James. You are an inspiration and wonderful example to the rest of us.

45 Week(s) Ago
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paul murphy
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Clive Amery
$10
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Clive Amery
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45 Week(s) Ago
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Phil Brewis
$15
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Phil Brewis
$15
45 Week(s) Ago
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Phoebe Martin
$10

Love you
Phoebe xx

45 Week(s) Ago
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Phoebe Martin
$10

Love you
Phoebe xx

45 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Neal Klasing
$20

Go get 'em James!

45 Week(s) Ago
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Neal Klasing
$20

Go get 'em James!

45 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Amanda Houssein
$25

James thank you for all that you are tirelessly doing to raise awareness

45 Week(s) Ago
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Amanda Houssein
$25

James thank you for all that you are tirelessly doing to raise awareness

46 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Andy Hill
$50

Well done James, in equal measure awed and inspired by your passion and commitment. Well done!

46 Week(s) Ago
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Andy Hill
$50

Well done James, in equal measure awed and inspired by your passion and commitment. Well done!

46 Week(s) Ago
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Lorraine Webb
$10
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Lorraine Webb
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46 Week(s) Ago
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Yik Johnson
$10

Do your best James! Go for it!

46 Week(s) Ago
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Yik Johnson
$10

Do your best James! Go for it!

47 Week(s) Ago
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L’Oréal Men Expert Donation
$25

Thanks to a donation of £25+ you received today, L’Oréal Men Expert is kicking in an extra £25 to help you smash your fundraising target. We are proud to stand with you and support Movember.

47 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
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$25

Thanks to a donation of £25+ you received today, L’Oréal Men Expert is kicking in an extra £25 to help you smash your fundraising target. We are proud to stand with you and support Movember.

47 Week(s) Ago
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$25

Thanks to a donation of £25+ you received today, L’Oréal Men Expert is kicking in an extra £25 to help you smash your fundraising target. We are proud to stand with you and support Movember.

47 Week(s) Ago
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Thanks to a donation of £25+ you received today, L’Oréal Men Expert is kicking in an extra £25 to help you smash your fundraising target. We are proud to stand with you and support Movember.

47 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
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$25

Thanks to a donation of £25+ you received today, L’Oréal Men Expert is kicking in an extra £25 to help you smash your fundraising target. We are proud to stand with you and support Movember.

47 Week(s) Ago
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Thanks to a donation of £25+ you received today, L’Oréal Men Expert is kicking in an extra £25 to help you smash your fundraising target. We are proud to stand with you and support Movember.

47 Week(s) Ago
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Thanks to a donation of £25+ you received today, L’Oréal Men Expert is kicking in an extra £25 to help you smash your fundraising target. We are proud to stand with you and support Movember.

47 Week(s) Ago
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Thanks to a donation of £25+ you received today, L’Oréal Men Expert is kicking in an extra £25 to help you smash your fundraising target. We are proud to stand with you and support Movember.

47 Week(s) Ago
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Peter Bell
$15
47 Week(s) Ago
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Peter Bell
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48 Week(s) Ago
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Grace Lyon
$5

Good luck james, that's an epic distance!

48 Week(s) Ago
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Grace Lyon
$5

Good luck james, that's an epic distance!

48 Week(s) Ago
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Arshia Ahmad
$20
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Arshia Ahmad
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Charlotte Wakeling
$5
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Charlotte Wakeling
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61 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
James MArtin
$150
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James MArtin
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L Le.Sauteur
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61 Week(s) Ago
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L Le.Sauteur
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61 Week(s) Ago
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Rob Munns
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Rob Munns
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63 Week(s) Ago
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Helen Cooke
$20

Fantastic achievement James and for such a great cause. I hope you are feeling very proud of yourself! Helen x

63 Week(s) Ago
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Helen Cooke
$20

Fantastic achievement James and for such a great cause. I hope you are feeling very proud of yourself! Helen x

63 Week(s) Ago
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63 Week(s) Ago
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63 Week(s) Ago
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Sam Dale
$10

Incredible challenge for such an important cause. Brilliant work as always James

63 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Sam Dale
$10

Incredible challenge for such an important cause. Brilliant work as always James

64 Week(s) Ago
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Caitlin Martin
$5
64 Week(s) Ago
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Caitlin Martin
$5
65 Week(s) Ago
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Andrew Simpson
$20

Great work for a great cause James

65 Week(s) Ago
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Andrew Simpson
$20

Great work for a great cause James

65 Week(s) Ago
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Tiffany Hughes
$20

Best of Luck!

65 Week(s) Ago
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Tiffany Hughes
$20

Best of Luck!

65 Week(s) Ago
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Denise Bodle
$10
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Denise Bodle
$10
65 Week(s) Ago
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Jennie Sacco
$10

Well done to you for doing this

65 Week(s) Ago
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Jennie Sacco
$10

Well done to you for doing this

65 Week(s) Ago
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Philippa Foskett
$5
65 Week(s) Ago
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Philippa Foskett
$5
65 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Natasha Soldati
$20

Good luck James. Thanks for being a fabulous ambassador for such an amazing cause.

65 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Natasha Soldati
$20

Good luck James. Thanks for being a fabulous ambassador for such an amazing cause.

65 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Adele Sloan
$50
65 Week(s) Ago
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Adele Sloan
$50
65 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Midge Martin
$25

Have a great run
Dad

65 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Midge Martin
$25

Have a great run
Dad

65 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Frankie Donald
$10
65 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Frankie Donald
$10
65 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Neal Klasing
$20

Great work, as always James!!

65 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Neal Klasing
$20

Great work, as always James!!

65 Week(s) Ago
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Sarah Parkin
$30
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Sarah Parkin
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65 Week(s) Ago
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Vic Nolan
$20

Way to go James! As always an ambassador to breaking the stigma and raising awareness.

65 Week(s) Ago
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Vic Nolan
$20

Way to go James! As always an ambassador to breaking the stigma and raising awareness.

Previous year's activities
149 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6 km

Lunch with Olly, Ted and Nicky

149 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.1 km

Back to a 6km work run with Ana and Will

149 Week(s) Ago
I ran 12.3 km

Damn early - just me and the foxes

149 Week(s) Ago
I ran 10 km

Leeds MoRun. My fastest run of the month 45.32!! Great run

149 Week(s) Ago
I ran 12.3 km

Blackpool MoRun. Met Dave from Fix events

150 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.1 km

Great run with JBT before smashing Ed’s burrito kitchen

150 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.1 km

Early morning with the MoSistas and Andy!

150 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.1 km

Early morning 6.30, chilly but a great crew

150 Week(s) Ago
I ran 10 km

Wow that was fun. Running 22 laps of The Stoop with huge thanks to Harlequins Foundation and the great work they are doing with Movember

150 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.1 km

Bloody cold this morning but had some brave (or crazy) co-runners!

150 Week(s) Ago
I ran 7.3 km

Damn early, 5.30 start!

150 Week(s) Ago
I ran 12 km

Nottingham MoRun. Very muddy course and bit damp. Met Jason from U4

150 Week(s) Ago
I ran 12 km

Birmingham MoRun. Great day and a great time 48 mins!!!

151 Week(s) Ago
I ran 12.2 km

Hard! Cold and damp, by myself, early morning and watch stopped so had to do extra!

151 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.1 km

Great Lunch run with Amy Antcliffe, Harvey and Agnis. Beautiful weather, sunny but chilly

151 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6 km

Great lunch run with Mike, Jo, Nicky and eventually David. We lost Mike and Nicky for the photo

151 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6 km

Morning crew back with me - regulars! Chilly again

Previous year's posts
151 Week(s) Ago

151 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.1 km

Ran with my younger daughter

151 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.1 km

Well the ankle seems to be holding up this morning. Ana and Gemma the brilliant MoSistas with me this morning

151 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.1 km

Most inspiring run so far with Sonya. Awesome chat!!

151 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.1 km

Morning run with 4. Early at 6.30 for Sonya and she forgot

151 Week(s) Ago
I ran 10.2 km

OMG another brutal hilly route for the Bristol MoRun. Swear it was vertical!!! Did it though in 52 mine

151 Week(s) Ago
I ran 3.5 km

Warm up for Bristol MoRun and catch up from yesterday!

151 Week(s) Ago
I ran 10 km

My 1st official MoRun event of the campaign, in Edinburgh with Andy O’Dell from SC99

152 Week(s) Ago
I ran 12.1 km

Arctic

152 Week(s) Ago
I ran 7.5 km

Yesterday evening, fully laden and first 84k week completed!!!!

152 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.1 km

Pretty quick lunch run with David, Paul and Nicky. 6 days done ✅

152 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.1 km

152 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.1 km

Quite a quick one with Bex J, Ally and Ted. Very chatty one too (until the last km

152 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.1 km

Will H showing his new tech and Gem, Ana and Shay!!

152 Week(s) Ago
I ran 5.9 km

Awesome to run with Mike Nigro and Sean Rigg!!!

152 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.1 km

7am start with Jen and Sonya. Nice crispy weather and at least no rain!!!

152 Week(s) Ago
I ran 12.15 km

Cold and early morning!!!

152 Week(s) Ago
I ran 12 km

A very wet, windy and muddy run that incorporated Parkrun!!!

152 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.9 km

Second run of the day! Bit further than planned due to

153 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.1 km

200 Week(s) Ago
I walked 6 km

ALL DONE ✅ That is 30 6k runs in Movember! It has been fun, it has been challenging and it has been awesome! Ran with 18 others today at work and loved it!

Thanks to all for all the support

201 Week(s) Ago

201 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6 km

Just about managed to drag myself around today - think the cheeky 3k did for me - whoops.
Massive thanks to Jen, Joe , Adam and Denver for dragging me round

201 Week(s) Ago
I ran 3 km

...a little cheeky extra 3k run with our marketing communications team. They could not commit to a full 6k so did it in a relay of 1km each. This way they could show their support so how could I refuse.
Outstanding effort all!!!

201 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.43 km

Much better today. Warmer but a bit wet out there. Ran with my European MD Mike Nigro, JBT and Denver (both again!). Thanks all for doing this :-).
Once again there were brilliant conversations on the way, talking about 6 years that are lost for the average man.

201 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6 km

A really tough one today. Calves hurt and head was all over the place! But got through it mainly thanks to my colleagues, JBT, Denver and Andy. Great conversations too chaps!!! #mendotalk

201 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.03 km

Forgot to add this! Whoops.
Hard run after the hills in Greenwich park! But joined by yet another new runner, Rachel, who heads our business support centre in Aldershot!

201 Week(s) Ago
I ran 10 km

The big 10K in Greenwich. Big team of 8 joining from ERAC to make this a hugely enjoyable morning!

To make it even better, I was also give a MoRunning Champion medal

201 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6 km

Another weekend run with MoRunning, this time in Ipswich with some colleagues form the Nottingham area. Fantastic run on a cross country course but once again the camaraderie was brilliant!!!
Superb to see Matt Loynes there too!!!

202 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.05 km

What a great invigorating run this morning. Joined by 4 other blokes, 3 of whom were on their first one - Stu, Andy and will - and then of course there was the coach Denver.

Really good to run with people for the first time and just chat as we go round, asking how people are etc...

The support I am getting and the conversations I am having are making this really enjoyable!

202 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.1 km

Really cold out there today but wrapped up well as did all the others. Ran today with 4 others Guy, Neal, Denver and Garrett. Thanks for the tremendous support as ever!

202 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.1 km

Great run back in Egham with Neal and Pete C. Bit quick, cos we got carried away but still super chats as we went spreading the word on Mens health!

202 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.4 km

Absolutely brilliant run up in Nottingham. Got a surprise that 4 colleagues ran with me, Caroline, Steve, Steve and James. Thanks to all for the support and for braving the wind, rain and cold! Means a huge amount :-)

202 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.1 km

Great run with 3 colleagues from work on international mens day so it was two women, Amy and Jen with two guys, me and Joe. Women and Men can all play such an important part in getting us to live longer!

202 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6 km

Another weekend official MoRun!!! And to make me the proudest dad ever my two children ran to support me!!!

203 Week(s) Ago

Hi James,

My name’s Owen, and I’m the CEO here at the Movember Foundation. I just wanted to get in touch personally to say congratulations and thank you, for kicking off your Movember in such a big way. £1,883 is fantastic!

To help you understand the impact of your efforts, our team have put together this video, it profiles some of the fantastic projects we’re currently funding here in the UK.

Keep up the great work, and if there’s anything at all that we can help you with please do get in touch with us at Mo HQ - info.uk@movember.com .

Mo on,
Owen

203 Week(s) Ago

What a brilliant afternoon at the Movember Long Lunch. Thanks all who attended and thank you Alex and Rachael for hosting us. Awesome company and great food

203 Week(s) Ago

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204 Week(s) Ago

It is brilliant being able to run with people and for them to share why Movember is important to them! Ran with our business analyst intern Denver, today and he is very open about why it is good to talk. I do see a generational difference but still not to a level that we have this cracked so we still need to be men of more words and get the men in our lives to talk more!

204 Week(s) Ago

Up in Blackpool for daughters dance competition. Have done 2 runs up here on the promenade and as it is Blackpool the Rock a Mo tag is appropriate. Thinking about why I was doing the challenge on my run and it is to support those who may be struggling right now. Reach out to someone who you are concerned about. It could change their lives.

205 Week(s) Ago

205 Week(s) Ago

First 6km run done this morning with some great supports, namely our European MD, European Risk Manager and European Airport Relations Director. Had a great run, avoided the rain and raised the issue of talking about mental health...Brilliant start to my Movember Challenge

205 Week(s) Ago

Today is the last day of the beard before the big shave. Looking forward to tomorrow when the 6k a day challenge starts!!! Hope it is a bit warmer than this morning! ❄️❄️❄️

253 Week(s) Ago

253 Week(s) Ago

Well I have blown past the 100kms YEAH!!!! Up to 111kms at the minute...will try for 130.
Thanks Ben for the cake...need a few calories to be honest!

254 Week(s) Ago

254 Week(s) Ago

255 Week(s) Ago

An interesting pic from the MoRun in Battersea...thanks to the great Enterprise team of Bex, Leanne, Frankie, Amy, Donna, the Martin family and chief cheerleader Hannah for braving the freezing temperatures and helping to raise money for this great cause!

255 Week(s) Ago

255 Week(s) Ago

Dedication this morning. Park run in the rain. More puddles than path! Mud galore!!!

256 Week(s) Ago

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