As many of you know, we have set ourselves a few targets over the past fifteen years, and thanks entirely to your generosity have managed to raise lots of money.... In 2018, our 12 Marathons in 12 Months raised over £76,000, while two years earlier we ran 126 miles over two races within a week - the 2016 London Marathon and the Thames Path 100m ultra from Richmond to Oxford, raising well over £36,000. We ran the inaugural 65km Great Strides Ultra Marathon, and have run it twice since in 2018 and 2019, raising over £10,000.
The 100km 'Race to the Stones' in 2014 was the Putney Gumps' first Ultra. Johnnie organised a challenge that involved a team of heroic runners and cyclists covering360 miles in 36 hours in a relay from Portland Bill to Teddington, the home of the DSA, and before that a 50 mile Dragon Boat marathon down the Thames (as you may have gathered, our favourite river!). Last year, we set ourselves the target of breaking the 4 hour marathon mark, and completed the Virtual London Marathon in a time of 3 hours 43 minutes... through your kind donations we raised a further £13,000 for our good causes.