April 28, 2015
Burnham runners complete London Marathon to raise charity cash

A Burnham-On-Sea pensioner was among the local runners who completed the London Marathon on Sunday, raising thousands of pounds of charity.

Sue Nicholls, 69, ran her fifth London Marathon in a time of three hours and 44 minutes, raising £2,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Sue, pictured with her son Stuart and grand daughter Ria, told "I'm pleased with how it went - we had ideal running conditions this year."

"Unfortunately, though, I had a fall in the middle of the run when someone in front of me went down and I tumbled over them, which left me with a few bumps and grazes, but it's one of the risks of the sport. It was a great event once again!"

Sue, a keen member of Burnham Harriers running club, has raised over £12,000 for Cancer Research UK over the years. Stuart, her son, who was also running for the same charity, finished in four hours and 28 minutes.

Other local runners included George Scott, 22, pictured right, from Watchfield near Highbridge, who was also running his first London Marathon for the Stroke Association in memory of a family friend.

He completed it in a time of 4 hours and 20 minutes and has raised over £8,000.

"A family friend, Ken Jones from East Huntspill, had a stroke a year ago and is making steady progress, which inspired me to apply for a place in the London Marathon," he said.

Other local London Marathon runners from Burnham included Kevin Clements who was running for British Heart Foundation and competed the event in three hours and 38 minutes.


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