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FeetOnTheGround

FeetOnTheGround


Event Details

Creator: Dave Tighe

Event Date: 14th Feb 2016

Event Id: 7994

Charities Supported:

  • Great North Air Ambulance Service - 1092204 - 50%
  • Langdale/ambleside Mountain Rescue Team - 1080132 - 50%
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Target: £1,000

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Raised so far: £2,616.00
Donations: 74
Gift Aid: £500.00

Event Description

Hi

I am going to attempt to complete a half marathon run on the 14th February this year after just 3-4 weeks training, and seeing as it is Valentine’s day, Karin has agreed to be my date and run it with me.

http://www.cutefruitevents.com/village-bakery-wrexham-half/4587273021

We may have made a slight mistake with the running venue choice.  It did sound like a mild/quiet half marathon,  but weve since read that it's most loved by competition runners who love the course.   Looking at last years results, the Safety car driver may wish to take a packed lunch this year.

It is around 4 months since I have managed to return to a normal kind of walk after receiving an ankle bone implant & extensive metalwork during spinal surgery (although Karin says this is nothing compared to the blister she currently has on her left foot). 

The Incident occurred during a speedwing-paraglider launch last May & I was left with significant injuries.
The wing collapsed shortly after take-off.  I impacted heavily at the top of a cliff edge before tumbling unsupported 80ft down the rock face wrapped in equipment.

The result was a broken spine, multiple fractures, some brain haemorrhage and chest injuries resulting in a collapsed lung, plus a bit more.   
I have little memory of the event and the following days, so can still remain blissfully unaware of the traumatic events and days that I put my fiancée, family & friends though. 

I'm Humbled by all the moral support I've had from Friends & Family near and far. My work mates & employers also gave me fantastic help and assistance in so many ways.

http://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2015/05/01/paraglider-critically-injured-in-crash-on-tarn-crag-great-langdale

The resulting mess was no surprise.... However the swift and lifesaving response from the people and agencies involved really was!

I was rescued from a difficult location well over a 1000ft up the mountain.
Dozens of rescuers mobilised to the location and scaled to the scene with admirable skill & fitness, this included the Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team, the Great North Air Ambulance & RAF Crew in a second helicopter (Sea King) which managed to evacuate both the Air ambulance crew & myself in stretcher to a safe location for a transfer to the Air Ambulance.

I want to hugely thank all these people involved;  I do feel lucky to be alive!

2 of these agencies rely entirely on donations for their funding, hence the reason for my up and coming pain.

I am looking to raise further awareness, support and 50/50 sponsorship for The Great North Air Ambulance and also Langdale & Ambleside Mountain Rescue team.

Running is the hardest and probably the most painful thing that I can currently do to myself, I haven’t done anything more than Jog a few miles in the last 15 years...and that was when I was well.     
 In a few weeks, on the 14th Feb, I will run 13 miles….. agreed the majority of it will be behind every competition runner in the race, but my only aim is to finish!    Karin, as always, will be alongside me the whole time, as she has been throughout this recent rollercoaster x.

Although still in daily discomfort and over 3cm shorter, I’m moving ahead and looking forward to the future.    Running.... well it's problematic.  That’s the mechanics, 5 spinal vertebrae held together with many screws and scaffold isn’t a body addition that supports flexibility/shock absorption.  "Long term", running will not be the choice activity for me.

All in all I feel very fortunate to be in a position to walk, let alone manage to run,  I am not only doing this to raise much needed funds for the Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team and the Great North Air Ambulance Service, but it’s also .......

“because I can”

 Thankyou !

Comments and Donations
Dave Tighe
Hi all, thank you so much for your Donations and Support. Both myself and Karin completed the Half Marathon on the 14th Feb in under 2 hours, it was a fantastic day, but not without some grimace! The sponsor page is now closed and the funds are being forwarded to the 2 charities. Quite a few people are still offering & asking about donations, so I here’s the solution, If you wish to donate, please feel free to do so via the Purple “Donate” button on: https://www.justgiving.com/gnaa/ you can add your reason with reference to Myself, Karin or whatever you wish. If you donate, please let me know and I will try to add your comment on this page too. Many thanks again, were both blown away by the response!
26/02/2016
Dave Tighe
£2816 is an updated total as a £200 Donation cheque is being sent direct to GNAAS from the CNR international Charitable Donations Committee.
26/02/2016
Dave Tighe
£2841 is an updated total raised, Thanks Gavin Cairney for the kind donation via GNAA Justgiving today.
27/02/2016
Dave Tighe
£2891 is an updated total, Thank you Jan Bradshaw for your kind donation on the GNAA Justgiving page "Inspired by Dave and Karin's recent run, thanks for your efforts in ensuring that Dave was there to take part."
29/02/2016
Dave Tighe
£2911 is an updated total, Thanks to Keith Barnett for your kind donation today via the GNAA Justgiving page.
29/02/2016
Dave Tighe
£2921 is an updated total, Thanks to Fraser Doran for your kind donation via the GNAA Justgiving page.
29/03/2016
Dave Tighe
£2941 is an updated total, Thanks to Ede & Roy for your kind donation via the GNAA Justgiving page.
29/03/2016
Mary Cumming 
Donated £50.00 (+ £12.50 Gift Aid)
23/02/2016
"Rather you than me good luck guys Love Mary Andy and Co"
Anonymous 
Donated £40.00 (+ £10.00 Gift Aid)
16/02/2016
Well done both of you love Patty and Scott
Anonymous 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
16/02/2016
Congratulations from Jim and Fee
Pip Fleming 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
15/02/2016
Well done!!
Arlene Reid 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
15/02/2016
Well done you guys xx
Douglas Barnard 
Donated £50.00 (+ £12.50 Gift Aid)
14/02/2016
Well done you two! Great times for you both xxx
Stuart Brown 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
14/02/2016
Well done both of you!
Peter Dowswell 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
14/02/2016
Better late than never! Hope the run went well!
Aileen Rennie 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
14/02/2016
Better late than never good luck to you both Luv Wull and Aileen xx
Charlie Tighe 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
14/02/2016
Good luck Dave and Karin. May the wind be behind you!!!!!
Alan McIntosh 
Donated £40.00 (+ £10.00 Gift Aid)
14/02/2016
Good cause Dave, glad you are back on the mend, Well the body is, not sure about the mind
Dennis Hutchins 
Donated £40.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
14/02/2016
Enjoy your run Dave, Karin From Dennis and Michelle.
Paul Wheeler 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
14/02/2016
Well done... I hope!
Dave Olley 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
14/02/2016
Hope you manage to get through without too much pain.
Robert Bassinda 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
14/02/2016
Smash it (the half marathon I mean, not any more bones) love Baz x
Anonymous 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
14/02/2016
Good luck guys
Graham Dalling 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
13/02/2016
Good Luck Dave & Karin see you tomorrow
Michelle Leye 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
13/02/2016
Good luck imorn Dave and Karin !!! Super prood o yi !! Luv Blondie & Stewart Xx
Neil Finn 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
10/02/2016
A beautiful and Inspirational couple I wish u both all the luck in the world but don't think u will need it as you are both so full of grit and determination big hugs to you both kebab and Neil ??
Anonymous 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
10/02/2016
This donation is passed on from Auntie Jackie and Uncle Sandy wishing you good luck and happy feet.
Carolyn Slessor 
Donated £25.00 (+ £6.25 Gift Aid)
10/02/2016
Go you two...............
Eilidh McCluski 
Donated £200.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
09/02/2016
Good luck from the Petrofac Community Involvement Group
Anonymous 
Donated £100.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
08/02/2016
A kind Donation from the Murchison Platform !
James Tighe 
Donated £50.00 (+ £12.50 Gift Aid)
08/02/2016
Best of luck Dave and Karin
Anonymous 
Donated £20.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
03/02/2016
Swindled from the storeman on NSP. :-)
Anonymous 
Donated £20.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
03/02/2016
From Kevin MacKay Murchison CR Entertainment's specialist !
Pete Quinn 
Donated £50.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
01/02/2016
Good luck to both of you from Pete and Anna
Anne-Marie Shar 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
31/01/2016
Go Guys! Big love from the Gang in Devon x x x
Bill Dalling 
Donated £100.00 (+ £25.00 Gift Aid)
30/01/2016
Best of luck Dave & Karin - Dave your mad, Karin you should know better but we love you both and hope to see you at the finish line!! Bill & Helen
Scott Barnard 
Donated £20.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
30/01/2016
All the best guys.!
Caroline Totton 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
30/01/2016
Good luck guys xx
Andrew Patrick 
Donated £50.00 (+ £12.50 Gift Aid)
28/01/2016
Karin for goodness sake keep a close eye on him lol
Dave Black 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
28/01/2016
Amazing, good luck to you both
Joseph Reynolds 
Donated £50.00 (+ £12.50 Gift Aid)
26/01/2016
Good luck Dave, try not to do any more damage!
Dawn Mcmillan 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
26/01/2016
Good luck.x
John McMillan 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
26/01/2016
Good luck to both of you!!
Andrew McKenzie 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
26/01/2016
Good luck!
Nicola Massey 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
25/01/2016
Good luck to you both! Hope you raise lots of cash for a fantastic cause xx
Emma Dixon 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
25/01/2016
Good luck to you both... Impressed Dave! Love Emma. X
Michael Taylor 
Donated £25.00 (+ £6.25 Gift Aid)
25/01/2016
Emma Ovenstone 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
25/01/2016
Good luck guys! Top team effort! x
Lee Boomer 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
25/01/2016
Best of luck, Dave and Karin.
Amy Kwiatkowski 
Donated £50.00 (+ £12.50 Gift Aid)
25/01/2016
Best of luck in your recovery (and in the challenge)! Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
Steve Stevenson 
Donated £100.00 (+ £25.00 Gift Aid)
25/01/2016
Best of luck to the pair of you in your endeavours to break the course record :)
Anonymous 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
25/01/2016
Cash donation from David Nicol in exchange for beauty advice (best not to ask!), HVAC tech on NSP - Thank you Dave.
Anonymous 
Donated £20.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
25/01/2016
Donation from Roddy Macleod, friend and colleague who has worked with both me and Dave.
Malissa Fraser 
Donated £20.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
25/01/2016
Good Luck Karin & Dave xx
Lyndsey Delday 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
25/01/2016
Good Luck Guys! X
Fiona Mutch 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
25/01/2016
Good Luck with your half Marathon. From Fiona
Anonymous 
Donated £100.00 (+ £25.00 Gift Aid)
25/01/2016
Good luck both of you, this will be another thing you get through together. Amazing recovery Dave and great to see you back to your old cheeky self. Looking forward to the wedding Lots of Love Mum and Bill.x
Mark Bennion 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
25/01/2016
Go for it you two!!
Pauline Cowie 
Donated £50.00 (+ £12.50 Gift Aid)
25/01/2016
Good Luck Dave and Karin, well done for such a quick recovery and to see you both smiling again :)
Steven Rogan 
Donated £20.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
25/01/2016
Good luck Dave on your run local mountain rescue teams along Cumbria regularly waste time being alerted to rescue clowns who’ve lost their dog or who can’t be bothered walking back off the passes and fells, But when they are really needed they do their work well and are extremely efficient. North Air have struggled over recent years and even had to ground the rescue helicopter due to lack of funds at times. Both good charities
A MacLeod 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
24/01/2016
Well done yourself Dave (& Karin) for going for a half Marathon - a remarkable recovery aided by the great response from the rescue and medical teams. Good luck and take it easy!
Adele Hughes 
Donated £20.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
24/01/2016
Good luck guys xxx
David Tighe 
Donated £30.00 (+ £7.50 Gift Aid)
23/01/2016
Donated by Paul Fairbotham (SKN Murchison - Runs in the Gym daily) Air Ambulance's from GNAAS cover his area & the Lakes, North yorkshire and & North east regions.
Douggie Taylor 
Donated £30.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
22/01/2016
Having gone through what you have i'm sure you'll manage a half marathon, good luck
Nicola Thom 
Donated £30.00 (+ £7.50 Gift Aid)
22/01/2016
Amazing, just amazing Dave! And where else would Karin be but running by your side. Best of luck to you both. Love Nics, Steve & Caelin xx
Chops Harrison 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
22/01/2016
Good on yer stab.
Naomi Delday 
Donated £26.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
22/01/2016
Good luck you crazy crazy people. Love Billy, Nomes, Lauren, Murray and Jamie XxX
Vicky Crighton 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
22/01/2016
Huge good luck and well done to you two - you're both mad and Dave you're immortal!! Big love Greg, Vicky & Jake xxx
Alan Scott 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
22/01/2016
Dave you have done so well to recover from such bad injuries, good luck to you and Karin
Denise Bond 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
22/01/2016
Good luck to the both of you xxxx
Goose Armstrong 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
22/01/2016
Good luck !
CORINNE GRIFFIT 
Donated £50.00 (+ £12.50 Gift Aid)
22/01/2016
I think it is great that both of you are running for these causes. Without their prompt help, I dread to think what the outcome could have been for both of you. Love you both loads. Get ready for the sore muscles afterwards.
Craig Sangster 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
22/01/2016
Dave your a legend
Paul Parsons 
Donated £50.00 (+ £12.50 Gift Aid)
22/01/2016
'Slow and steady' bro! Good luck you two, hope you're still feeling the Valentine's Day love by the finish line! Love, Jo, Paul, Ikey and Jake xxxx
Paul Scott 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
22/01/2016
When we were talking about giving yourself a challenge last week.....well you really weren't joking were you! Top man and a great cause....I'm sure you will both love the training
NICK Scally 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
22/01/2016
Well done matey, don't cripple yourself though!! Nick.
Craig Cowie 
Donated £50.00 (+ £12.50 Gift Aid)
22/01/2016
All the best Dave ?? Terrific ambition
Emma Skeith 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
21/01/2016
Good luck guys! You'll smash it! Emma & Nigel Skeith
Nicola Beaton 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
21/01/2016
Good luck guys, Dave you are a true inspiration. Lots of love Nicola, Paul and Emily xxx
Karin Delday 
Donated £200.00 (+ £50.00 Gift Aid)
20/01/2016
I probably still can't out run you Mr Tighe! "because you can, because we can" xxxx
Dave Tighe 
Donated £200.00 (+ £50.00 Gift Aid)
20/01/2016
You can do this Karin! If you sing to your music, i will push you ahead - at least 100 yards infront of me x