Aga man got to carry his cooker in London Marathon

Peter Digby

Peter Digby - Credit: Archant

LONDON Marathon organisers might have prevented Pete Digby pulling an oven on wheels around the course but they could not stop him cooking up a plan B.

Instead of hauling a 40st cast iron Aga on wheels, which was against the event’s rules, the former Para, together with running partner Paul Milson, both carried decorative versions on Sunday (April 21).

Mr Digby, who has completed previous marathons carrying a fridge and a washing machine, said: “We still had 70lbs on our backs and it was very hot.

“We did it in 6 hours 28 minutes. The first few miles were really tough and then it got hard again at the 15-mile mark.

“Running up The Mall was extraordinary. The crowd went wild when we went through the finish line.”


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The pair, who both live near Spaldwick, have raised more than £5,500 for the Afghanistan Trust, which supports Parachute Regiment soldiers who have served in Afghanistan and their families.

They still plan to complete the marathon distance with the original Aga, nicknamed Agatha, within the next four weeks.

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To sponsor Mr Digby and Mr Milson, visit www.justgiving.com/agaman

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