Tom Hickey

TCS London Marathon 2024

London Marathon 2024 #TeamStroke

On 4th January 2023, I suffered from a stroke. It was an intracerebral haemorrhage causing blood to leak from a blood vessel into the brain tissue, which ended up affecting the visual part of my brain. This type of stroke is pretty rare and accounts for <15% of strokes (I like to keep things interesting!). 

Since then, it's been a slow road to recovery but thanks to my amazing family and friends, the Stroke Association, and the NHS, I'm pretty much back to full strength. I'm lucky that the only lasting impact is to my eyes (some limited movement and a bit of double vision).

I'm absolutely delighted to be running the London Marathon for Stroke Association in April 2024. My main three reasons for running are:

1) To show my appreciation for the unbelievable NHS and Stroke Association nurses who cared for me whilst I (and Alice, my wife) spent the week in hospital. 

2) A lot of stroke victims aren't as lucky as me and are left with serious disabilities. Raising money for the Stroke Association will help it to provide more care for and to rebuild the lives of those people. 

3) Selfishly, having never run a marathon before, I want to prove to myself that I'm able to achieve as much and more than I was able to pre-stroke.

Any donations would be massively appreciated. Thanks, Tom :)

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Thank you to my sponsors

£500

Anonymous

Good luck mate! Amazing stuff

£200

Chris Smith

Phenomenal Tom! Smash it!!!

£132.50

Martin Haynes

Well done Tom. You continue to amaze us. Love Jan and Marty xx

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Gary & Rhi Hickey

See you on the finish line! x

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James Penney

Good luck Tom!

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Catherine Burnett

Good luck Tom. X

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Michael Osborne

Stoke, Wedding, Marathon - quite some year Tom! Good luck with the run

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Rob Britton

Amazing challenge to take on Tom.....and another one you will overcome.

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Marcus Archer

Best of luck Tom, a great charity to be supporting

£53

Tom Hickey

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Katie

Here for all the Runna office chat for the next couple of months - can't wait to watch you smash the marathon!!

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Niki Gould

Good luck, love from Niki, Joe and Phoebe xx

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Ian & Helen

Well done Tom on a great recovery and thanks for raising awareness and supporting this great cause. Good luck on the day, love and best wishes Ian & Helen

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Pamela F

Very best wishes to a Superhero and his mum. ❤️❤️ xx

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Carla & Michael Jones

So proud of what you have achieved so far Tom and know you'll blast this! Go Tom! Xx

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Roy Swarbrooke

Well done Tom on fighting back and going for this huge challenge

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The Brindleys

Best of luck Tom!

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Joy Tomkinson

Brilliant, Tom.

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The Baldwins

So so inspirational, Tom. You really are an incredible young man. With love to you and Alice. We will be supporting you all the way. Love from Mark, Tracy, Ed, Rods and Connie xxxxx

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Michael Loudon

Good luck Tom! Top challenge for a top bloke and a great cause.

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Ellie

Proud and happy to support you in this and all the great things you do 😍

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Sarah Taylor

Good luck Tom , you will be amazing

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Edward Gale

Well done Tom, incredible effort

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Elspeth Gibb

Good Luck Tom!! So glad you’re able to do this xx

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Martine Mcauliffe

Good luck!! You'll absolutely smash it

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Hannah Burnett

You are amazing, bro-in-law! Good luck for April 💪

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Daniel Clark

Best of luck - for a great cause!

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Fi+ Frankie

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Imogen Ereira

Good luck Tom! xx

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Louise

Such a great cause! Good luck Tom :)

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Owen

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Janet Burgoyne

Good luck Tom - we are all with you xx

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Christian Pollard

My hero!

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Sally Howman

Good luck with the training Tom. Will be cheering you on xxx

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A. Wheble

Great effort! - Good luck

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Olivia Prew

Good Man

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Niamh Murphy

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Jerry Park

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Jan And Andy Weaver

Good luck and love to you and Alice

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Liz Gould

So pleased to hear you are on the road to recovery. Good luck with your training, love Liz & Paul xx

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Rodney Jones

GO, TOM, WELL DONE, YOU CAN DO IT!

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Howard Steel

Have fun, we hope! Keep safex Jean and Howardx

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Rory Crossen

Who's going to carry the boats

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Wendy Elliott

Well done Tom

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Lewis's Shrewsbury !!

Go for it Tom , great effort mate , best wishes from Lisa , Ad , Kate and Sam Lewis form Radbrook !

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James Pearson

Great work young Hickey! Lots of love The Pearson’s

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Joshua Gorman

Go get em

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Beth Clark

Good luck!

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Yvonne Davies

Good luck Tom

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Piotr Darski

Good luck!

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Jenny M

Great effort for a great cause!! Good luck!

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Glenda Carter

Good luck with the fundraising, the preparation and the marathon.

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Manisha Thukral

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Bridget And Mark

Well done Tom. Your attitude both mentally and physically to the stroke has been a lesson in positivity to us all. X

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The Nevilles

Good Luck Tom 🤩

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Scott Haynes

Good luck Tom! You are amazing - we so proud of you!

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Karen Rowley

Sending good wishes to you and Alice. X

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Sally Coles

Great cause! Good luck

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Sally Ravenscroft

Good luck Tom x

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Sheena & Aidan Riley

Very best of luck to you x

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Jo & Mark

Good luck Tom 🍀🙂

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Becca & James

A very impressive achievement for an amazing cause! You should be very proud of yourself. We’re doing a 1/2 next year and have only managed a 5K so far!!

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Hollie & Alex Whittles

Best of luck, love Hollie and Alex

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Hermione Houston

Well done Tom for getting a place! Best of luck with your training and ongoing recovery. x

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Emily Adlard

Good luck Tom!

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Clearwater International

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Joanne Town

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Helen, Matthew And Francesca Clough (heswall)

Well done for taking on this immense challenge, and good luck!

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Richard Corrie

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Luke Murphy

Amazing effort - well done Tom!

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Rach & James

Light work mate x

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Bernice

A great cause! Good luck Tom

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Andrew Royle

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Sally Phillips

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Adam Clark

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Sam Obeng-asare

All the best, Tom

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Judith Hollier

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Jacky Wise

Good luck Tom… Wish I was running with you, but at least you’ll be free to run faster!! So proud of you xx

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Praksha Swinnerton

Winter training! Good luck Tom 🤞🏾❤️

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Darren Andrews

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Claire Buxton

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Jenny Fruen

Have a great run ! Well done!

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Ruth Branford

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Anonymous

Hope it goes well and wishing you continued improvement

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Clemmie Fruen

Good luck Tom!

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Ellen Kerner

Having lost my Dad to a stroke at the beginning of this year this is close to my heart ❤️ Good Luck Tom

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Sally Mace

Go Tom! X

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Clare Mclafferty

My husband suffered a stroke too at New Year. Totally behind you

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Carol Minton

Go Tom

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Doddy

You've got this Tom 👍🏼💕

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Chris Black

Fantastic Tom - Good Luck!

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Gillian Dale

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Jamie Clark

Good luck! The furthest I’ve gone is 30k and I’m now out of action for a few weeks with a dodgy hip! 😅

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Hamish Scott

Good luck Tom, great cause and tough challenge!!

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Sian Thomas

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L Phillips

Great cause, good luck with you training and recovery.

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Anonymous

Good Luck!!

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Emma German

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Bradbury Family

Good luck! All the best!

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Cathy Evans

Hi Tom I was shocked to hear that you’ve had a stroke but delighted to hear you’re making a good recovery. Good luck with the marathon.