Mr Sinclair, Head of Buckingham House will be running the London Marathon on Saturday 27th April on behalf of The Gordon Foundation to raise funds for the fitting out of the new Sports Complex, read on to follow his story:
Having completed a number of ultra and trail events in the past few years for charity, I really wanted to do something closer to home, that my friends and family have easy access to, and so can come and cheer me on. When the opportunity to raise money for the new Gordon's School sports complex, and more precisely equipment that all the school and local community can benefit from, I jumped at it. Now people that have sponsored me in the past (thank you very much) must be wondering why 'only a city marathon?' No hills this time Jamie! Well to make the task harder for me (and give you even more reason to donate to this worthwhile cause), I have set the goal of running a sub three hour marathon. If I achieve it, will be a personnel best by over five minutes. To prepare my mind and body for three hours of pain, I have already signed up for four races leading into the marathon so I can work on pacing, stamina and the distance. Hopefully these and all the support and sponsorship from here will drive me forward to my joint goals of raising £3000 for equipment for the sports hall and breaking the three hours for running 26.2 miles....
Please click here for Mr Sinclair's training progress.
Updated April 2019
With just over a week to go until Marathon Day, Jamie Sinclair has been training throughout the holidays. Suffolk’s Sizewell; Walberswick and Dunwich proved to be the perfect terrain (with beautiful views too!).
Thank you to all the people who have been asking how my training has been going for the Virgin London Marathon and the great opportunity to be one of the first people to raise money for the soon to be built Gordon’s Sports Hall. The truthfully answer is there was spanner in the works! About 5 weeks ago I was diagnosed with an avulsion fracture! This was not what I wanted or needed to hear. (if you are unsure what an avulsion fracture is – Dr Google is the place to go.) Needless to say I was like a bear with a sore head. I was advised to stop running completely…. What could I do? I turned to riding my bike! Happily after three weeks of no running I was given the all clear to ease back into it. Needless to say I am a bit behind where I wanted to be, and the sub 3 is out of the picture, BUT I still plan to complete the marathon and hope you can inspire me by donating to my virgin money page.