Tony Fletcher memorial

By Jack Bowker

My Activity Tracking

40
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My target 38 miles

I am Taking It On this November

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and I am Taking It On.

It’s unacceptable that more than half of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die within 3 months.

Please support me and my fundraising. Together we can make a difference and fund world-leading research to find that breakthrough in new treatments and improve the speed of diagnosis.

Pancreatic cancer is tough but together, we’ll Take It On.

My Achievements

Reached 100% of goal

Reached 50% of goal

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My Updates

Final run 4.5 k to Rathbone Hall student residence

Last run in the early morning gloom and rain with daughter Gaby . It was certainly no chore after receiving a truly wonderful single donation of 25 % of the target . All donations are appreciated but to the anonymous donor I am particularly grateful for their exceptional generosity . 
This has been a great experience not for the running but the magnificent response from Tony’s friends and relatives . It reflects the love and esteem a fine man was held in by all who knew him . 

2 runs this week total 7.5 k -overall total 62.5

Thurs 4 on running machine  and a 3.5 km Saturday afternoon 
Planning 1 final run with the next generation ie Gaby tomorrow 
Have posted some pics of happy days with Tony on various holidays 
Please keep giving 
The final run is with my youngest daughter Gaby -I will probably be running in her very fit shadow ! 
I have saved Gaby for the last celebrity as the joy of spending time with your children and grandchildren  is something that Tony was denied due to Pancreatic cancer . 
It still and always will feel cruel and unfair . 
So please give generously to help prevent and cure this horrible disease 

Sefton Park 4 k -total 55k

Run round a very busy Sefton Park 
Nearly there ! 
Big  week coming up ! 

Run to Liverpool Dental Hospital 6 k total 51

Some days this had been a difficult challenge . Not at my best after a few sherbets with luscious Lorraine last night so very grateful to Turkey for helping me along . Dreadful conditions early on with rain and wind so it was especially nice to meet another celebrity Tim Melia at the dental hospital . Brought back many happy memories of Tony . 

5 k to visit Tony’s old student house total 45 k

Ran down to 2 The Dell on Croxteth Park where Tony lived for 3 years with Gwynn , Dave and Tim 
Not the only visitor as 3 policemen emerged from the house just as I was leaving 
Always was a dodgy place ! 

4 k total 40 k

Usual easy start to the week to ease the soreness out of the legs 
Exciting week with a visit to the dental hospital and the Dell 
Hopefully will have some celebrity guests and great new pics 
Keep spreading the word ! 

Sunday morning run 4.5 k total 36 k

Always the hardest of the week probably because of Saturday night excesses !
Run across a very wet Allerton golf course .
Over halfway there and delighted with the money raised so much so that a new target of £2500 has  been  set . 
Many thanks for all the support and don’t forget to keep spreading the word .

Longest run yet 7 k -total 31.5

Half way there ! 
Great to run with Turkey , much fitter than me ! 
Also some brilliant memories of playing football at Wyncote -one of the few places that hasn’t been built on 

Thurs 12th 3k total 24.5 k

Gentle run through the woods and around Childwall 
Big one tomorrow with celebrity guest Turkey 

Tuesday 4 k total 21.5k

On the running machine -strangely and maybe gratifyingly it seems to running fast . If you look at the picture it dishonesties 4.4 k after 24 mins running at 10 k per hour . 
Didn't want to cheat hence 4 k posted ! 

Sunday run 6 k week total 17.5

Ran down to Maryton Grange where Tony and I used to play football for the dentists . 
Pitches have all been built on now but have posted a very unflattering pic of me at the entrance 
Fortunately mainly down hill and pleased to get the first week done 
Hope fully will have some celebrity runners joining me next week so please keep checking the blog and don’t forget to spread the word to anybody who might have known Tony . 

3rd run total so far 12k

Outside on a lovely day 4.5 k through Childwall woods 
Very slow as ageing legs quite stiff 
All for a good cause ! 

2nd run

Difficult couple of days with lockdown. Supposed to be in Tenerife for Rai’s birthday but cancelled due to lockdown. 
4.7 km today last run on the running machine as it cut off after 30 mins . 
Legs very stiff but all for a good cause 
Total so far 7.7 of 62 

First run

3k completed on running machine . First time I have jogged ( too slow to be called running ! ) in 10 months . 

Tony Fletch memorial

Tony would have been 62 today and is still sadly missed . 
I plan to run 1k to commentate every year of his life  through the month of November,not the 24 as advertised . 
I have already received several very generous donations for which I am surprised ,as I didn’t think anyone would notice ,but also extreme grateful . 
I am hoping to run past some of the places that we visited through the years and will post regular blogs . 


Thank you to my Supporters

£62.40

Peter Ingham

Well done wacko up the county

£31.20

David Greenhalgh

Well doneJack

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Kymira Team

A huge well done Jack, from all of us at KYMIRA and KYMIRA Golf

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Andy Holmes

Great effort Jack. Worthy of a Chateaubriand and a couple of brandys... fletcher style 👏

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Anonymous

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James Bowker

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Lorraine Bowker

Well done Jacko , Tony would be very impressed , nearly there x

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Lewis Miller

Go on laaaa

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Anonymous

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Gabrielle Bowker

Proud of you Dad! A lovely way to keep Tony’s memory alive.

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Michelle Jones

Keep going Mr B xxx

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Russ And Helene Orton

Well done Jack. "Keep on running"

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Karen Spooner

Go Jack!! What a great cause....Best of luck! x

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Jack Richardson

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Nicola Richardson

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Scott Qualters

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Anonymous

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Leah Richardson

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Margaret Varley

Doing well Jack! Such a good cause. Wish the treatment had been more advanced for Tony.

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Mathew And Julie Haslam

Jack, a great challenge from a great friend for a great guy TF! Keep at it

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Michael Kinsella

Well done Jack a great cause for a great man

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June Ackerley

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Kim

Jack is now black mailing me with holiday pictures of Tony and I from 20 years ago🤣which he said he would post. Jack this is a great idea to keep Tony's name being mentioned, last thing he said to us all was "don't ever forget me," we never would Tony. I have put an extra 7p in to pay for the pie he had from Turkey 😜

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Maura Hudson

Keep it up Jack you are doing a Great job Maura

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Sue Selby

From Simon's friend, for Anthony. Well done!

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Lizzie Bowker

Great idea to raise money and commemorate a lovely man. Well done on the miles completed so far, keep on going! X

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Julie Miller

Guess the baby’s weight and birthday of Leah's baby

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Rob Childs

Good luck!

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Sian Gluck

Good Luck Jack! This is a fab idea, what a lovely way to remember Tony!

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Anonymous

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Julie Haslam

Baby gambling fund Good luck Jack

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Catherine Bate

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Lesley Richardson

Kim has arranged a guess the date/ weight for my daughter, who is expecting in Dec. We are putting £5 each in & donating to Tony’s charity activities.

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Gloria And John Moss

Good luck Jack, What a great thing to do in memory of Tony, who will always be remembered as a good friend to everyone who knew him.

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Nicola Fletcher

This is just amazing Jack!!! Also really lovely to read through everyone's messages and mentions of dad. ❤️ Great idea to run around places that you and Dad have a link, interesting for me to hear about these places too. I think Dad would really laugh at you doing this 😂😋 but also love it!! A really kind way to remember him and so very important for Pancreatic Cancer UK. Thank you! 👏👏👏❤️❤️❤️

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Russ

Hi Jack. Hope your run goes/went well. Bernard forwarded your message to my old BT email address which I rarely use - hence the delay. Hope you & yours are ok. Hopefully there will be a trip next year ? Russ.

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Liz Borland

Great work Jack and a great cause. All the best for your run

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John Varley

Not sure what you’re doing mate but good luck anyway!

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Jarrad Rose

Superb Jack! Had no idea you were doing this! A cause close to my heart, as you know. For Tony, my mum and far too many more ❤️

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Julian Baxter

Well done Jack I am sure your old legs will do it Great way to remember Tony Duke

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Jack Bowker

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Julie Benyon

Go Jack go !!!

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Thomas Dickson

Well done Jack - a very worthwhile cause. Hope you feel super fit in a month.

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Betty Fletcher

Thanks for fund raising jack It’s a really thoughtful way to support Anthony and pancreatic research need so much help

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Andrea Fletcher

Well done jack , it’s a brilliant effort for Anthony’s memory , inspiring me to do some fund raising as well

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Gill Orme

Go Jack ...great way to remember Tony !

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Clare P

Fantastic Mr B

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Clare P

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Michael Howarth

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Paul & Patty Mcgrath

Best of luck Jack!

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Lesley Richardson

Lots of luck

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Barry Livesey

Well done Jack Tony was a great guy

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Graham Ratcliffe

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Paul & Amanda

Fantastic effort Jack. Only another 36 miles to go! Make sure the buggy is charged up ?!

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Richard Jazwinski

Best of luck Jack. Tony is often in my thoughts. A fine effort for a fine cause in memory of a special friend

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Neil And Jackie Howarth

Great effort!

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Stephen Holmes

Good luck Buddy great effort

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Jack Bowker

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Gary Stockham

Top man Jack,good job the pubs aren't open

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Phil And Karen

Nice one Jack Phil and Karen

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Graham Wood

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Bernard O’shaughnessy

Don’t forget to stop for a coffee and a brandy! Bern and Kate

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Linda Travis

What a lovley thing to do jack .. well done 👍

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Kim

Jack this is wonderful, a quick jog around the dental hospital, a pint at the stags, a very fast run down the dock road, Baggot Street for boiled eggs, West Derby where Tony lived with Spencer, Gwynn and Tim, the memories, memories 😢 thank you

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Jo-anne & Ken

Go on Jack! Fantastic effort x

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Philip Davies

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Colin Davies

👍

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Tim Melia

Good man, Jack. Nice way to keep remembering Tony.

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Kate Macauley

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Clive Heg

👍🏼

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Sally B

Good luck Bro x