I'm taking on the TCS London Marathon 2023!!!
Thanks for visiting my page! Many of you will know I love to run but I have never run a marathon before! It's something I've always wanted to do so I have decided finally to take on the challenge of the London Marathon 2023 and raise some money for the ABF The Soldiers' Charity at the same time!
Sadly I lost my amazing friend and colleague at Gordon's of 18 years, Steve Monk last year. He was the one who got me into running in the first place so it seemed only right to enter the marathon, and with him being ex Army PT Corps the ABF Soldiers' Charity seemed the perfect cause to run for. I know he'd be chuffed I was running for them.
As a teacher at Gordon’s for 22 years I
have taught so many children whose parents serve or have served in the Army, worked with a number of staff who have been in our Armed Forces and having close friends that have served again it seemed the perfect charity.
ABF The Soldiers' Charity really do make a difference to so many lives supporting our Army personnel and their families in so many ways. I've created this page because I want to help them raise vital funds. Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the 'donate' button. The more people that help the better so please spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family.
It's going to be tough and a huge challenge, but I know Steve's voice will be in my head through the dark cold winter training!
Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!
Longest Run Ever!! 30km
Happy Birthday Steve! xxx
Half Term Training
Weekend Training 28.1-29.1.23
Thank you to my Sponsors
Amazing charity!! Good luck from us all xxx
You’re the strong one, you’re not nervous, you’re as tough as the crust of the earth is……….! Go sis 💪
Keep going dear Em, so proud of you With all our love and support Mum xxx
Beth & Gang
You've got this (we've got the jam doughnuts for the finish line!) We're all very proud of you, lots of love xx
Good luck Emily
Good luck Emily can hear him in your head now 😉 love the Curley’s
Good luck Emily from the Peries family
Go Mrs King
Best of Luck xxx
I'm sure Steve would have been proud of you Emily:)
Jim Mackenzie Raptc
Jackie/Emily, Jackie, Thanks for including me - Steve was my good friend just as you are Jackie. I was so sad when I eventually heard, RIP. Emily Do Steve and yourself proud - knowing him, he would have trained you to give of your very best each and every time. Keeping his fitness legacy going - a fine payback, good on you. I hope you raise a lot more money that you stated for your goal. Good luck. Jim PS I’ve run the London Marathon so I know how you will be feeling!
Best of luck Emily, we hope you have a great day running that marathon 👍
Good luck, Emily. Steve would be so proud of you. X
Good luck! Steve would be so chuffed.
Good luck Em!
Good luck Emily - you've got this !! Paula, Ian, Esme & Jesse x
All the best
Hope you , Paul & family are well. Glad to help you & Steve’s memory Tony
Fantastic charity and Steve would be so proud. You’ll smash it and we’ll be there to cheer you on all the way round. Lots of Love Team Staton xxxx
Delya & Ken
Phil & Cara Kemp
Emily. Uncle Steve (and Auntie) always spoke fondly of you and it’s with pleasure we support your run. We know you’ll smash it 🏃♀️ xx
Inspirational super strong woman, my hero Emily. You’ll smash it. Loads of love Lou
Rachel And Adrian Gilbert
Rooting for you xx
Good luck Emily on the day & the before training which you have learnt from “Smilie Steve”…. That’s what I called him 🙏🏻 He Always had that beautiful smile on his face 😊💙 God bless him & You Emily! He will be with you all the way i’m sure! Xx 💋
Mrs Helen Sargent
Good luck Emily, I meant to pledge £50 but pushed the wrong button 🙄 Jackie will understand, I’m hopeless ☺️ this is the balance x
Jamie And Katie
He will be with you every step of the way!!!
He would be so proud of you!! Bravo mate!! Sending you all my love xxxx
What a brilliant thing to do in memory of a great man and for a super charity. We are all behind you xxxx
Good luck (although you won’t need luck) on an amazing feat! Cheering you on all the way. Love The Everetts
Good luck Emily and a great cause.
Katrione, Cam, Fraser & Ellie.
A great challenge for a great cause in memory of a lovely man. Hope all goes well, we’ll be thinking of you & Steve on Marathon day x
So please for you, Steve's family and ABF that you are doing this - and there's you thinking you won't achieve your fundraising target - great Gordon's support, as ever.
Best of luck Emily.
Good for you Em - Enjoy it and go well. xx
Hannah Dart Xx
Good luck Emily! An amazing cause to be running for, I remember those early morning training days! I’m also running this year, good luck! You’ll absolutely smash it. Hannah xxxx
Good Luck Miss Rob Davidson and family
Good Luck Emily
Good luck Emily and enjoy it! Love Kareen, Rich, Jack & Harry xxxx
From Jackie’s brother and sister inlaw
Good luck for the marathon. I'm sure you'll smash it. Running in memory of a Gordon's legend and for a great charity.
Good Luck Miss C! Mr Monk was a legend. And a great charity to support. Love The Manning Family
Good cause, great effort, all the best. Lily, Brayden, Eden.
Good luck and be tough and smart on the run, Steve will be watching 🤣🙏⚔️
Freddie And Linda Dawkins
Good luck, Emily.
Good luck Mrs King
Good luck! Amazing thing to do for him and the charity! Abi, Jan & Graham White
If anyone can do it, you can!!
Good luck Em! Xx
Amy & Robbie
Good luck Mrs. King !!
Good Luck Miss Clarke!
Mr Monk was a brilliant man and the ABF a great place to honour him! Good luck on the run - he pushed so many of us to pursue exercise - grateful for all he did for the Porter lads.
Pam & Dave Barlow
You will smash it, Em! He’ll be with you all the way.
Harriet And Spragg
Go on Mrs King! We’ll be cheering for you all the way xx
Best of luck Emily!
Amanda, Mark, Abi & Tom Foote
Thank you for choosing a military charity and good luck with the run.
Wonderful cause and tribute to a lovely man. Well done Emily x
Awesome. We all work for Monk !!
Good Luck Em! You'll smash it and I will be there cheering!
You will smash it Em !!
Good luck Emily. A very worthy cause. Steve would be very proud!
Go Em! You will smash it!
Well done Em, you will smash it!
Go Emily ! Monky would be proud of you xx
Jerry and Carol will be willing you on all the way. You should be very proud of yourself.
No doubt at all that you'll smash this Emily! Such a great cause too. Wishing you the best of luck. Lots of love from the Andersons xxx
Good luck Emily
Good Luck Emily from a school friend of Steve and Jackie
Good luck Emily, today is a good day to donate, as today is Steve’s birthday. He will be looking over you. From an old school friend of Steve and Jackie.
Jerry And Carol Kerrigan
Good Luck!! You should be very proud of yourself. Steve was a great guy!
Good luck for your marathon ,enjoy it and remember start slow and then get slower
Good luck Emily, Steve would be very proud of you
Good Luck Emily
Good luck Em! Xx 💪🏼
Sheila And David Wolfendale
Good luck Emily. Enjoy the big run - you're going to smash it! Love from us both xx
Jamie Thomas And Family
The best of luck Emily, you will be great! Jamie and the Thomas family x
Good luck Emily! We will be thinking of you and remembering Steve x
Run Emily Run! I remember you coming along to cheer in 2018... so glad it's your turn this year - You'll be amazing!! Love The Barretts xxx
Bazza, Bodz, Harv & Cb
Good Luck ! You’ll smash it
All the best!
Well done Em! Steve would be super proud as are we xx Love Gret, Gareth, Meg and Mol xx
Go Em! What a fitting charity to remember Steve x
Amazing cause Em!! Good Luck - you’ll smash it💪🏼💪🏼
Hi Emily, I don’t know you but I knew Steve well, sharing so many wonderful memories. I know what an inspiration he was and greatly missed. Such a lovely, funny man married to a very special lady. I wish you luck and know you will achieve your goal. Helen x
Dougie & Sue Peters
Good luck Emily. Remember, start slow and then go slower🏃♀️🏃♀️❤️
You are amazing! Well done and keep going x K
Well done Emily. Best of luck.
Good luck to you on marathon day. I grew up with Steve and Jackie and still cant believe he's gone. We had some many fun times.
Good luck Emily Uncle Steve would be proud & want fur you to be proud of yourself
Good luck with the training Mrs King! You can do this! Monkey would be very proud!
Good Luck Mrs K!
Good luck and well done for doing this. X
Amazing charity for an amazing man. Goodluck!
Steve And Fiona Boorman
Go Emily. You’ve got this. All the very best 💪🏻
Thank you mes ffir dus evebr u igoep you have fun i hope tou ahave dun thank yoy mrs for the teaching thanks
Please listen to the amazing running playlist I made you last year when you are doing the marathon. GOOD LUCK!!
Amazing challenge and effort! Good luck x
Run Emily run!! x
He was a very special man, just keep running!! Good luck, you’ll smash it!!
Mr Monk inspired so many of us, me included, good luck!
Go Em!!!! Steve would be chuffed and proud.
Go, Emily! What a great thing to do. Best of luck. xxx
Good luck Emily! You'll smash it.
Mr Kevin Clay
Well done Emily. Really proud of you. Run Forest Run! Love Kevin
Petra And Archie Kidwell
Good luck Mrs King from us all
Steve was a great guy, and he’ll be with you all the way, especially the toughest bits! Well done, a very worthy cause.
Good luck Miss Clarke!
Hope you enjoy it. Miss Steve loads.
Well done, my thoughts will be with you and Steve every step of the way.