Pipal Tree

All roads lead to Rome in 2024!

Philip Holmes

Philip Holmes

My Story

Hello,

On St Patrick's Day, the 17th March 2024, you'll find this Irishman in Rome. Six days after my 64th birthday, against my better judgement, I will be running The Rome Marathon to raise funds for the charity I founded, Pipal Tree. Specifically, I will be fundraising for the incredible work of Lily's Leaves in Nepal, a social enterprise that provides training and employment to vulnerable and deaf young women. It's headed up by my friend and colleague Lily Katuwal KC, who just never seems to stop. A befitting cause for a marathon runner!

This will be my sixth marathon for my charity work in Nepal, but my last was pre-COVID in 2019. I hope that I still have a marathon in me! More than that, I am aiming for a PB (personal best) time of 4 hours 30 minutes, ten minutes faster than ever before.

To give myself the best chance of success, between now and the 17th March I will not only be pounding the roads around Kingsbridge that lead ever Rome-wards, but aiming to shed a stone in weight to bring myself to a "race weight" of ten and a half stones (67kg).

It would be fantastic if you can add a spring to my many steps with a small donation as sponsorship. In return, I will give this challenge my very best effort, as you'd expect from a whippet!

Thank you so much.

Philip

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Funded

  • Target
    £10K
  • Raised so far
    £755
  • Number of donors
    21

My Story

Hello,

On St Patrick's Day, the 17th March 2024, you'll find this Irishman in Rome. Six days after my 64th birthday, against my better judgement, I will be running The Rome Marathon to raise funds for the charity I founded, Pipal Tree. Specifically, I will be fundraising for the incredible work of Lily's Leaves in Nepal, a social enterprise that provides training and employment to vulnerable and deaf young women. It's headed up by my friend and colleague Lily Katuwal KC, who just never seems to stop. A befitting cause for a marathon runner!

This will be my sixth marathon for my charity work in Nepal, but my last was pre-COVID in 2019. I hope that I still have a marathon in me! More than that, I am aiming for a PB (personal best) time of 4 hours 30 minutes, ten minutes faster than ever before.

To give myself the best chance of success, between now and the 17th March I will not only be pounding the roads around Kingsbridge that lead ever Rome-wards, but aiming to shed a stone in weight to bring myself to a "race weight" of ten and a half stones (67kg).

It would be fantastic if you can add a spring to my many steps with a small donation as sponsorship. In return, I will give this challenge my very best effort, as you'd expect from a whippet!

Thank you so much.

Philip

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