12 Drummers Drumming

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12 days and 60 miles done!


It was my last run today and we completed 6.6 miles from the Drum Industrial Estate to my home to celebrate 12 Drummers Drumming. A very big thank-you again to John, Peter, Ross, Martin and Stephen for supporting me. Also thanks to Miller who joined us halfway.


The run was great, it’s a nice straight run home so I think we all enjoyed it. We arrived at my house to family, friends and the Northern Echo photographer again! Thanks to everyone for turning out including Ed from Percy Hedley, it was great to see him again. Thanks for all the tweets and messages of encouragement throughout the challenge, it’s really helped. Thanks to Juliet again for beeping on her way passed, haha! Amy had put out some chocolate nibbles in the house so we all enjoyed them with a cuppa! Here are a couple of pics from the day.

Day 12 Family ShotDay 12 Group Shot

On the fundraising front, I don’t have an official total including gift aid yet but I’m pretty sure it’s around the £900-£1000 mark. I’m absolutely delighted with the amount I’ve raised and can’t thank you all enough.


I now have a post called ‘So, this is Christmas…‘ and it’s a summary about the whole challenge. I had so many things to write about so I hope it’s an interesting read!


Thanks again,


About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.


  1. What a brilliant idea and you raised loads! Congratulations Paul and well done to everyone who ran with you too. Vince

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