Cambs runners set to raise thousands at London Marathon on Sunday
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MORE than 30,000 people will gather in Greenwich Park on Sunday (April 21) to run the 33rd London Marathon. And among the entrants will be a host of Huntingdonshire runners who are not only challenging themselves, but are raising money for some fabulous causes.
While one marathon is more than enough for most people, 38-year-old Charlie Woodward is taking on four in the space of eight weeks.
Having completed the Paris Marathon on April 7 in just over four hours, she is now looking to go under four hours in London – having completed the race in four hours and one minute last year – to raise £2,000 for the Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability.
Ms Woodward, of Whitney Close, Hartford, chose the charity in support of a former colleague whose wife now lives at the Hospital based in Putney, London.
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RICHARD Bream, 30, is running for Fight for Sight in honour of his two-year-old nephew Aaron White who suffers Glaucoma. Mr Bream, of Sandfields Road, St Neots, has set a target of £2,000 and is hoping to run what will be his first marathon in a time of under four-and-a-half-hours.
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DANNY Myers, 26, will be running in memory of his father, Ivatt, who died of lung disease last year at the age of 73.
Mr Myers, whose family live in Somersham, has raised almost £2,500 for the British Lung Foundation already and hopes to run the race in under four-and-a-half-hours.
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LEONARD Kirkby, 60, is running his 57th marathon (it will also be his 19th London Marathon) and will be supporting Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund. The chiropodist of Sapley Road, Hartford, is running in memory of his friend Jim Bryant who died last year from the disease.
Mr Sapley has already raised more than £400 and is hoping to pass the finish line in a time of around four hours and 15 minutes.
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TWO Huntingdonshire footballers are looking to raise more than £3,000 when they take on the 26-mile challenge.
Jamie Alsop, 28, a defender who plays for St Ives Town, is running for Sports Connections Foundation and has set a £2,000 target. He hopes to complete the race in less than four hours.
Craig Green, 32, from rival side Huntingdon Town, will be looking to beat the younger Alsop and was originally aiming for the three-hour mark before a few training hiccups. Mr Green is hoping to raise £1,200 towards a wheelchair treadmill for disabled gym users at Peterborough YMCA.
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TARA Dundon, 28, will be running the marathon for Wood Green, the Animals Charity where she works as a press officer.
Mrs Dundon, who lives in Fenstanton, ran the Paris Marathon in 2011 in a time of just over five hours and is aiming to go under four-and-a-half-hours in London.
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SARAH Hall, 32, from Huntingdon and her two friends Anita Girbin from Alconbury and Sue Yendley from Brampton will be running dressed as Wonder Woman, Bat Woman and Super Woman. The trio are raising money for Natural High, a charity that provides support for young people in Huntingdonshire.
Mrs Hall is hoping to come in with a time under four-and-a-half-hours and has a fundraising target of £500.
DONATE AT: www.charitygiving.co.uk/sarahhall
BEN Wilcox, 27, will be running the marathon for his friend Angela Gilbert who lost her life to cystic fibrosis a few years ago.
Mr Wilcox, of Lower Dean near Kimbolton, has already raised more than £1,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
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