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Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in 2014, Awareness, Fund-raising event

Double first for Christine and Jamie

Jamie Gavin at Manchester

Jamie Gavin at the finish.

Our two runners in the Greater Manchester marathon, Christine Elliott and Jamie Gavin, did us proud.  Both got round in under four hours and raised £2,000 between them for Tom’s Fund and CRY.

Christine said of her first ever marathon: “The race was tough but I did enjoy it and was delighted to finish in under 4 hours. The support in Manchester was phenomenal and it had a great atmosphere. I was also really pleased to hit my fundraising target for CRY.”

It was also the first marathon for Jamie and he got round in 3 hours and 23 minutes.

He said:  “It’s probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done – a great experience to look back on but the last eight miles hurt a lot. I hit a series of horrible walls and just had to tell myself to keep going.  But I am really pleased to have got round in under three and a half hours and, more importantly, raised some money for Tom’s Fund and for CRY.”