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Torino Supporters take up minithon challenge.

Whats three weeks on Sunday?

Minithono Mondiale

The good news is that Torino supporters at the Toro Club in Italy have taken up the international Minithon challenge thrown down by FC United to see who can raise most funds for their clubs and charity. They will run around the same time as our supporters close to 12 noon on October 18th.

The scary news is that the Toro Club are talking of putting 300 supporters into the event. That means we have to treble the number of our club’s participants if we are to match them. So run, walk or crawl, the club needs you and your mates to enter now!

Karl and Chaddy are leading the players’ response for the FC United Medequip Minithon. Last year supporters showed their appreciation of the players’ efforts. Half of sponsorship raised by supporters and players goes to the club and half to Medequip4kids, so hopefully many supporters will back the players and their families this time around.

The prize for first runner home in the Minithon is a marvellous Aquamaster sports’ watch (RRP £225) very kindly donated by Hoyson’s Jewellers. Simon Garner, fastest FC player round last October, is in with a shout and he is strong favourite for the £50 meal voucher offered by Heathcote’s restaurants for the fastest player.

Want to join them in Chorlton Meadows? You don’t have to race. This is one place where you can run but you can hide. Race, jog or crawl and you can help the club and children’s hospital charity, Medequip4kids. You can register at http://www.medequip4kids.org.uk/events.asp?id=437 . Medequip will send you all the information you need, including sponsorship forms.

To make your own web page after registering and get a link that you can email it to your friends so they can back you by credit card, go to the Medequip4kids pages at http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising-page/Creation/Raise-money-home.aspx

Tiger Steven Wood (£244) has stretched his lead in the sponsorship stakes but Morris Minor, Callum (£195) and dad, board member, Martin Morris, is chasing him hard.

Young Michael Burtonwood (£120) has swept past Neil Thompson (£101), General Manager, Andy Walsh (£100), Margaret Soule (£100) and Adam Brown (£100) who have Faz’s dog Simba (£90) snapping at their collective backsides. Not far behind are Robin Pye (£80), Dave Reynolds (£77), Southern FC Minithon leader, Edward Noone (£75) and John Manning (£70).


World Records Under Threat!

Any runner that sets a new FC Minithon 5km world record in their field will receive a free copy of the United We Stand / Looking for Eric DVD and a certificate.

FC Minithon 5km world record holders

Fastest Male: Chris Small 19 minutes
Fastest Female: Leanne Carey 30 minutes
Fastest Junior (under 18) Patrick Walsh 20 minutes

Other FC prizes to be won include: for fastest male junior, fastest female junior, fastest pet and owner, best headgear, best fancy dress and entrants’ raffle.

Are You on The Stroll of Honour?

The club would like to thank all the below who have already registered to Run, Walk or Crawl in the Minithon. If you wish to back them you can donate by clicking on their links.

Karl Marginson http://www.justgiving.com/KarlMarginson09/
Helen Marginson http://www.justgiving.com/HelenMarginson/
Joe Marginson http://www.justgiving.com/JosephMarginson/
Owen Marginson http://www.justgiving.com/OwenMarginson/
DaveChadwick http://www.justgiving.com/DaveChadwick09/
Jerome Wright http://www.justgiving.com/JeromeWright09/
Rob Nugent http://www.justgiving.com/RobNugent09/
Sam Ashton http://www.justgiving.com/SamAshton09/
Simon Garner http://www.justgiving.com/SimonGarner09/
Margaret Soule http://www.justgiving.com/Margaret-Soule/
Roy Soule http://www.justgiving.com/Roy-Soule/
John Hunt http://www.justgiving.com/John-Hunt/
John Manning http://www.justgiving.com/John-Manning/
Jacques Sharkey http://www.justgiving.com/Jacques-Sharkey/
Mike Burtonwood http://www.justgiving.com/Mike-Burtonwood/
Adam Brown http://www.justgiving.com/AdamBrown123/
Dave Reynolds http://www.justgiving.com/Dave-Reynolds/
Sarah Atter http://www.justgiving.com/sarahatter/
Andrew Martin http://www.justgiving.com/andrew-martin1/
Mike Adams http://www.justgiving.com/Mike-Adams0/
Neil Thompson http://www.justgiving.com/Neil-Thompson0/
Alex Jones http://www.justgiving.com/Alex-JonesFCUM/
Kevin Hunt http://www.justgiving.com/mostonian/
Steven Wood http://www.justgiving.com/Steven-Wood1/
FC Minithon’s hard working Marshallshttp://www.justgiving.com/MinithonMarshalls/
Jules Spencer http://www.justgiving.com/Jules-Spencer/
Scott Fletcher
Maria Mallen
Andy Walsh http://www.justgiving.com/Andy-Walsh/
Chloe Williams
Hicham Anfoussi http://www.justgiving.com/Hicham-Anfoussi/
Triple D Team - Faz, Lil, Faz and Simba http://www.justgiving.com/FC05FAZ/
Iguana Bar Champion Guy Potter http://www.justgiving.com/Guy-Potter/
Robin Pye http://www.justgiving.com/Robin-Pye/
Mike Birtwistle http://www.justgiving.com/mikebirty/
Chloe Williams http://www.justgiving.com/Chloe-Williams0/
Martin and Callum Morris http://www.justgiving.com/martin-and-callum-morris/
Gary Broadbent http://www.justgiving.com/martin-and-callum-morris/
Ian Connolly
Jo Bird
Peter Crowther
John England
Micheal Fosbrook http://www.justgiving.com/mik-fosbrook/
John McHugh
Jimmy Newton
L Whittaker
Brian Pendlebury
Lawrence Gill
Sam Gill
Greg Broadbent

Southern FC Minithon

Edward Noone http://www.justgiving.com/edward-noone/
Alison Watt http://www.justgiving.com/AWatt/

If you need to print registration documents for colleagues or want tips on raising sponsorship monies please click the links below. And if you are going to enter let office@fc-utd.co.uk know and we will give you a mention in this year’s Stroll of Honour.

Every person that participates for FC will be offered free entry to a home league fixture of their choosing. So why not also get your work colleagues involved in a healthy day out and raising funds ensuring we beat the Hornets?

To take up the offer you need to select your chosen fixture and the name and address you used in registering to office@fc-utd.co.uk or FC United of Manchester, 5th Floor, Hope Mill, 113 Pollard Street, Manchester, M4 7JA to arrive no less than ten days before the fixture.

Thanks to our Race Sponsors

The United We Stand / Looking for Eric DVD http://fc-utd.co.uk/shop/
Hoyson’s Jewellers hoysons@me.com
Heathcotes Restaurants http://www.heathcotes.co.uk/
Lichfield Leather http://www.lichfieldleather.com/
Gulp Products 0161 272 6555
John Lewis Partnership http://www.johnlewis.com/
The Co-operative Group http://www.co-operative.coop/
Unicorn Grocery http://www.unicorn-grocery.co.uk/

Useful Information

Fundraising Tips

Registration Letter

Registration Form

Minithon Route

Chorlton Green Map

Tips for Serious Racers

Minithon 2008

Posters are now available for download here.

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First Posted ~ 12:58 Tue 22 Sep 2009
News ID ~ 2403
Last Updated ~ 21:33 Mon 21 May 2018