Earlier this year Cey, Tanyel’s father, was part of a World Record breaking marathon team, which raised £100,000 for young children with Cancer.
Guinness World Records partnered with the Virgin Money London Marathon (VMLM) for the tenth consecutive year to provide costumed fun runners with on-the-spot world record verification when they crossed the finish line during the event on Sunday 23th April (see Virgin Marathon World Records).
Cey’s Scooby Doo team comprised five runners in the Mystery Machine and set the world record for the fastest marathon in a five-person costume. Cey, pictured, wore the long Scooby Doo ears – very fetching. Worryingly he’s still wearing them for work.
A fantastic effort by all.
A very big thank you to the parents at Quintin Kynaston Academy for the £500 pounds they raised for Tanyel’s Smile.
Quintin Kynaston is a secondary school in St John’s Wood. Tanyel’s dad, Ceyhun, works with the Academy providing support, insight and advice in his capacity as a Metropolitan Police Officer.
Thank you to everyone who helped. We are extremely grateful for your support.
After many hours of gruelling training and 4 hours of hell on London’s roads, I’ve now completed my first Olympic-length triathlon. My finishing time was an honourable 4:21 and I now look forward to reducing that next time around.
As I suspected, the swim leg was the most challenging and I was relieved to finish. I got considerably wetter than I expected despite the fine weather. I guess that’s the downside of swimming. Luckily the cycling gave me plenty of time to dry.
Thank you to Andrew Sharpe (pictured) for joining me today, to everyone who came along to support me and to those who generously made donations to the charity. I couldn’t do it without you and it’s great to be able to help children through their difficult times.
After successfully completing a number of marathons I thought it was time to face a new challenge, and on Sunday 23rd July I’ll be entering my first Triathlon.
Not believing in half-measures, I’ve entered the full Olympic event: 1km swim, 40km cycle, 10km run. Unsurprisingly my running training has been going reasonably well, as has the cycling; I am however not looking forward to the swimming – unfortunately I swim like a fish – one that’s been battered and served with chips.
Due to unforeseen delays, the JustGiving site for Tanyel’s Smile is not ready just yet but please watch this space, if you’d like to make a small donation we should be with you soon.
Thank you, Cey