Royal Marsden

Guess my Half Marathon time and support The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

As most of you know, I’m taking part in the 2018 Royal Parks Half Marathon for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. My very good friend and PhD supervisor Professor Geoff Petts was treated at the Royal Marsden from the start of the year right up until his death on August 11th.


I’d love to raise at least £1000 as a way of saying “thank-you” to the Royal Marsden Hospital and also to Geoff.

Geoff was an amazing person, definitely one in a million. The fact that he never had the opportunity to enjoy his retirement seems incredibly unfair. 

Geoff told me to “keep on jogging”. I promise that I will Geoff, I won’t let you down.

In order to hopefully boost my fundraising, I’ve decided to organise a ‘Guess my Finish Time’ competition. This is where you come in!

Please help me support an amazing charity by donating and trying to guess my official half marathon finishing time. 

Current Prizes

• First prize is a pair of AfterShokz Trekz Air headphones
• There will also be spot prizes including a £50 Halfords gift card

How to play

It’s really simple (I think and I hope!). 

Although entry is free, I’m recommending that people donate a minimum of £5 via my JustGiving fundraising page making sure that you leave your name and your guess. I’ll also need some contact details so that I can get in touch with you if you win. 

I’ll update this page whenever I receive an entry so that I don’t receive any duplicate guesses.

The closest guess to my official finish time will win a pair of AfterShokz Trekz Air headphones.

Spot prize winners will be selected at random. 

Hints and tips

As I like to be helpful, my previous half marathon times are as follows:

2016 Great Birmingham Run 2:29:09
2017 Great Birmingham Run 2:43:32
2018 Four Oaks Half 2:27:32

I’m aiming to complete the Royal Parks Half in approximately 2:15:00. Training is going well at the moment and my fragile body seems to be coping reasonably well.

Thank you for your support and I’ll “keep on jogging”.

Current Entries

  1. Helen M – 2hr 16min 38sec
  2. Swittle – 2hr 17min 20sec
  3. RunnyBunny – 2hr 13min 22sec
  4. LindsD – 2hr 11min 37sec
  5. Vic – 2hr 15min 15sec
  6. Dorothea – 2hr 17min 32sec
  7. Ness – 2hr 12min 12 sec