runners gear up for London Marathon despite Boston bombs
Burnham-On-Sea runners will be taking part in the London Marathon
this weekend despite the Boston Marathon explosions earlier this
Club members Jason Vickers, Sue Nicholls and Alison Salvador (pictured
right) will be running the 26 mile marathon to raise cash for
their nominated charities.
has been stepped up for Sunday's London race in the wake of the
American bombings, which killed three people and injured dozens.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am shocked that this happened
at such a big event. I think London will be OK and I hope people
are not put off going or running. I just feel for the families
and the runners who got hurt."
has gained sponsorship pledges of over £3,000 from supporters
towards the Multiple Sclerosis Society by taking part in this
year's event. Alison
will be running for CLIC and Sue will be running for Cancer Research.
three Burnham runners will take part in a 30-second period of
silence at the start of Sunday's marathon in memory of those killed
and hurt in Boston.