St Neots company director to run London Marathon for Sense UK

PUBLISHED: 08:00 16 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:56 16 February 2013

Marathon runner at Wizard Recruitment St Neots , Paul Collins

Marathon runner at Wizard Recruitment St Neots , Paul Collins

Archant

A ST Neots company director has set himself his biggest challenge yet – to run the London Marathon.

Paul Collins, managing director of Wizard Recruitment, has braved the snow and the cold to start his training for this year’s 26.2-mile run on April 21.

“I started to do things after I retired from rugby to keep the body ticking over,” he said. “I’ve done the Tough Guy, a half-marathon and it just makes sense to take the next step. I’m built for running through things, not for length!

“I started on January 1 and I’m getting through the cold, hard, wet weather. I’m running 50 miles a week with 13-mile runs on a Saturday, which I will build to 20 miles next month.”

Mr Collins is raising money for deafblind charity Sense UK, part of the group of one of his clients, and needs to secure £1,500 to take part in the event.

To support Paul Collins and Sense UK, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/PaulCollinsrunfatboyrun

More news stories

Police in St Neots are appealing for the public’s help to trace this woman.

10:45

Footfall in Huntingdon is at its highest level since recording started in 2013, according to data released by BID Huntingdon.

10:18

Criminal cases could be transferred to Huntingdon Law Courts if a proposal to close Cambridge Magistrates’ Court gets the go-ahead.

A 49-year-old man who raped a young girl he should have been looking after has been jailed.

Most read stories

Local business directory

Cambridgeshire's trusted business finder
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter