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I have finished my ten half marathon challenge for LUPUS UK


Hi everyone,

Yesterday I completed my tenth and final half marathon of 2018 in support of LUPUS UK and in memory of my friend Heather who sadly passed away after her battle with lupus in February 2008.

It has been a grueling year of running in which I have clocked up over 350 miles when I combine my training and the races themselves. The hot summer made running in the costume even more difficult, but it was worth it to raise awareness about the condition – I had lots of people come over and talk to me and ask about lupus.

Colchester Half Marathon – March 25th (COMPLETED IN 1:56:47)

Norwich Half Marathon – April 15th (COMPLETED IN 2:02:52)

Milton Keynes Half Marathon – May 7th (COMPLETED IN 2:17:46)

Hackney Half Marathon – May 20th (COMPLETED IN 2:07:37)

Wimbledon Half – June 3rd (COMPLETED IN 2:17:25)

Clacton Half Marathon – August 19th (COMPLETED IN 2:18:23)

Great East Run (Ipswich Half Marathon) – September 16th (COMPLETED IN 2:32:07)

Monster Half Marathon (Ely) – September 30th (COMPLETED IN 2:02:24)

Luton Half Marathon – October 28th (COMPLETED IN 2:03:52)

Grand Union Canal Half Marathon – November 11th (COMPLETED IN 2:06:21)

I am incredibly grateful for all of the support I have received; the many people who have sponsored me and donated to the charity, those who came along to cheer me at events and to my amazing wife Frances for completing her first ever half marathon with me in Ipswich.

My Justgiving page will be open for a little while longer. If you haven’t sponsored me yet and you are able to spare anything to help support the work of this amazing charity, please visit my page at justgiving.com/fundraising/...

Thank you,


27 Replies

Amazing Paul! Well done! 🍾

Paul_HowardAdministrator in reply to Lupiknits

Thank you :)

Well done amazing achievement

Paul_HowardAdministrator in reply to popsmith1874

Thank you :)

Congratulations - and VERY well done!

Paul_HowardAdministrator in reply to PMRpro

Thank you :)

VERY WELL DONE! Thanks Paul, you're our hero 😍 xxx


Well Done Paul!

Thank You for all of us!

Tremendous achievement, well done Paul. Incidentally, did you realise you've accidentally attached a photo of a 12 year old lad to accompany the post? x

Minnskimoo in reply to whisperit


Love your humour....still have it, in spite of everything you are dealing with! ☺️


Congrats ! That’s amazing ! x

Congratulations, Paul! And next year?? (!)

Paul_HowardAdministrator in reply to skylark15

I think I'll be taking a bit of a break next year - my friends and family are probably getting sick of me asking them to give up their money! I'll definitely be back for another challenge before too long though.

Well done Paul.

You seem to have got the bug with so many.

Your friend Heather would be so proud of you.👍

Congratulations and well done on

your incredible achievement. Thank you.

Wow. You're amazing. You look very chuffed - as well you should 🏆🏆🏆

Congratulations and Well done Paul and Frances too, what an amazing achievement and a big thank you 👍🏼 👏👏👏

Well done and thank you 😘 xx

YAAAAAY PAUL 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟👏👏👏👏👏💐🍀😘

We are all enormously proud of you Paul ! Thank you so much for everything you do for Lupus !!! 👍👍

Well done Paul!! 🙂 That’s an amazing achievement. Thanks for all you do for us and to raise awareness and funds x


You're a star 🌟🌟! xx

Well done you

Well done Paul! Fantastic achievement. Next year the London Marathon???? Xx

Paul_HowardAdministrator in reply to GloomyEeyore

Thank you GloomyEeyore. I actually ran the London Marathon for LUPUS UK in 2015 and it was one of the best experiences of my life! I've entered the general ballot every year since but not been lucky enough to get a place yet. Fingers crossed for 2020!

On behalf of Lupus UK a fantastic achievement to remember Heather. Well done. Best wishes Kevin

Incredible achievement Paul , well done and thank you for doing it. X

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