April 15, 2011
runners limber up for Sunday's London Marathon
runners from the Burnham-On-Sea area will be among the thousands
of people pounding the streets of London during the city's annual
marathon this Sunday (April 17th).
Vickers, who works at Burnham's Tesco supermarket, will be running
Sunday's 26 mile route for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
plucky runner, who has suffered from Crohn's Disease for the past
17 years, will be trying to beat his 2010 time of five hours and
told Burnham-On-Sea.com he has been in training for months, adding:
"I'm really looking forward to Sunday - I love taking part."
Burnham-On-Sea Harriers member Sue Nicholls, right, will be running
the London Marathon in memory of her late husband.
Sue will be taking part to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
"I am taking part in memory of my late husband, Cliff, and
all the other people who have been affected by this illness,"
said Sue, whose fundraising web page is here.
And Sam Stockham, a teaching assistant at St Joseph's School
and Brent Knoll School, pictured below, has secured a place in
the race on behalf of the charity Multiple Sclerosis Resource
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I have been in training since last
October and have been running approximately 24 miles each week."
"I have had to pledge to raise funds of at least £1,500
and have so far raised nearly £2,200. I would not have been
able to manage it, but for the help of my mum Gina Williams, work
colleagues and the locals from the Puriton Inn and Bridgwater
and Albion Rugby club." You can support her here.
runner Gary Bowden will also be running the marathon on Sunday.
"I'm running to raise funds towards CLIC Sargent's 'Especially
For You Fund', which has been set up for Ellen Frost, a
family friend's daughter," Gary told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
To support and sponsor Gary, see his webpage here.