Run for Zoe – 2010

On March 17th 2009 my very precious daughter Zoe Marie Stone sadly passed away after suffering a short illness with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Zoe had fought with her health from a young age after a long battle against Scoliosis for which she finally underwent major Spinal surgery to have Titanium pins placed down her spine. Following this she worked extremely hard to catch up with her education and finally got the results she needed to see her get a place at Canterbury University in 2008.

Zoe was Diagnosed with Leukemia on Wednesday 25th February 2009 and fell asleep on Tuesday 17th March, just 21 days later.

In 2010 following a discussion on best to raise money in her memory a group of us decided that we would run the 72 miles from her university campus in Canterbury back to Chessington to support Teenage Cancer Trust.


And so it was that on the Easter weekend of 2010 me, my brother Paul and 2 of Zoe’s friends Michael & Daniel spent 3 days running along the A2 & A3 on very little training and a car full of Lucozade products.

    • Day 1 – Canterbury to Chatham – 26.2 Miles in 5:09:01

    • Day 2 – Chatham to Blackheath – 26.2 Miles in 5:11:36

    • Day 3 – Blackheath to Chessington – 19.80 in 3:49:32

On day 3 my son Michael who was also keen to get involved but a little young at the time to run too far came out and met us in Roehampton and ran the final leg back to Chessington.