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 …

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Screening Days

In Heart Screening, TBH News by Steve Hammond

It’s been very quiet on here for a long time!! When Covid-19 first hit I really thought this would be a temporary halt to the work we do here at TBH at that by now we would be back to our screening days and planning fundraising events for early next year. However as things have turned out we are very …

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 …

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Tenterden Golf Club Golf Day for TBH

In Fund raising, TBH News, Tenterden by Team Ben Hammond

With the sun shining, spirits high and a clubhouse filling up with keen golf players, Brian Cochrane hosted the Captain’s Charity Day in aid of Team Ben Hammond at Tenterden Golf Club. Following a couple of days of baking, the halfway house was awash with enough cakes, scones, snacks, tea, wine and beer to tempt even the most competitive golfers …

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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Cake Fest 2019

In Fund raising, TBH News by Steve Hammond

Team Ben Hammond held their 3rd Cake Fest at Wittersham Village Hall on 9th March The fest kicked off at 10am, we had a whole load of fantastic cakes donated for the day. People could either come along and buy a cake to take away with them, or stay and enjoy eating their cake with a tea or coffee along …

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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 …