From Couch Potato to World Record Holder

In Uncategorized by Phil Sweatman

London Marathon 2021 was a long time coming. However, better late than never; it finally arrived on 3rd October. This year due to having to transport a 9kg tractor to Blackheath the journey to the start was far easier. Ian George had kindly agreed to borrow a van and drive my wife Sam and myself there. Thankfully we managed to …

…the long(er) road to London Marathon 2021

In Uncategorized by Phil Sweatman

Impossible is nothing With the 2020 London Marathon postponed my goal had disappeared. I wondered how I could maintain my ‘running mojo’. Truth is it wasn’t easy, running has become part of whom I am. But with no end goal it quickly became apparent that this was going to be a long road. The tractor costume had been designed and …

No Marathon, no problem!

In Uncategorized by Phil Sweatman

On Sunday 26th April 2020, Team Ben Hammond should have been making their annual journey to the London Marathon to cheer on over 100 Cardiac Risk in the Young runners including our own Phil Sweatman. Unfortunately the event was postponed, but this did not stop TBH. To keep the spirit of London going Phil joined the 2.6 challenge and crazily …

Scala Radio ?

In Uncategorized by Phil Sweatman

Have a listen to Phil’s interview with Scala Radio’s Simon Mayo. Forward to around 1 hr 08 mins.

Virgin Money London Marathon 2019

In Uncategorized by Phil Sweatman

The good luck messages started pinging up on my phone from around 7:00am. Then as I got onto the train to Greenwich I received the message I had been waiting for. ‘You’ve received a donation’ it said. That donation took my fundraising over £3000. Once again the support and generosity I had got was amazing. It felt like the final …

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Screening Days February 2019

In Heart Screening, Uncategorized by Steve Hammond

On 27th & 28th February 2019 Team Ben Hammond held their 3rd & 4th Heart Screening days carried out by CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) A total of 182 young people were screened by CRY over the two days, unfortunately out of the 200 that were booked in 18 people didn’t show up. A little bit disappointing as it …

Tenterden’s First Marathon?

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I really have no idea if that’s true or not? ‘Tenterden’s first marathon’. Regardless of the answer what I can tell you was that the support I received whilst running up and down the High Street was second to none. It was so nice to see so many friendly faces. Thank you so much to everyone who donated and supported …