Sportathon – message from Ally McMurray, one of the founding members

 Dear All,
I’m undertaking a mammoth Sportathon for 3 charities over the months of August and September this year.
In completing this I’m hoping to raise £100,000 to split equally between Bloodwise, Bowel Cancer UK and the Brain Tumour Charity.
After raising over £30,000 running 30 half marathons in 30 days 8 years ago, I’ve decided to up the ante and set myself an even more difficult challenge to try and raise over 3 times this amount.
My challenge involves;
– Tennis for 12 hours (the longest match in history was 11 hours, over 3 days)
– Cycling from Lands End to John O’ Groats (10 days – 120 miles per day)
– Swimming 20 Kilometres (this will take around 10-11 hours)
– Running 30 half marathons in 30 days (each one must be under 2 hours)
These 3 charities which deal with cancers that have affected friends and family close to me.
I know that these charities don’t get as many donations as other cancer charities so wanted to try and raise a good chunk of money for them and also help raise awareness of the work that they do.
I’ve been training hard but not all the sports come naturally to me; I enjoy tennis, running and cycling, but I’m not a keen swimmer. The relentlessness of this is a real challenge for a bloke my age. 30 half marathons the first time back in 2011 was hard enough without having done all these other sports beforehand! My longest cycle is 65 miles, most I’ve ever played tennis is a couple of hours. I’ve never swam any sort of long distance – that will certainly be my biggest challenge.
If you can spare anything at all to sponsor me for the challenge I would be so grateful.
Thanks so much guys, much appreciated

Latest News

By BOPA on 27th June 2022

BOPA Position Statement – Community Pharmacy

The BOPA position statement on Community Pharmacy is available here with thanks to the BOPA Community Pharmacy Sub-committee

Read article
By BOPA Committee on 24th June 2022

Reminder: Abstract Submission for BOPA 2022 symposium –  DEADLINE 15th July!

Delegates are invited to present results of their clinical and technical work as a poster with some selected for oral presentation. The author/s should submit via the BOPA website by noon on…

Read article
By BOPA Committee on 23rd June 2022

BOPA Fellowship Scheme

Dear Members, We are pleased to announce the BOPA Fellowship scheme has now reopened! There is a clear nomination and selection process including specific criteria for assessing the nominated individuals.…

Read article
By BOPA Committee on 16th June 2022

My Research Webinar [LIVE Online Webinar] – Wednesday 6th July – Better Together: How to run a successful collaborative project

Session 7 (Wednesday 6th July at 19:00 BST) – Register for this Webinar HERE   The session will be delivered by:  Emma Foreman and Pinkie Chambers   Biography (Emma Foreman)…

Read article

25th BOPA Symposium 2022

7th to 9th October 2022 at The ACC Liverpool

Non members: Contact Media1Productions: [email protected]
Please see Key information before for accommodation information.

Please click here to view the latest agenda.

Early-bird rate applies up until Monday 22nd August 2022

Everything you need to know