Friday, March 21, 2008

Marathon for the visually impaired!

A WETHERBY science teacher and his son are preparing to run the 2008 Flora London Marathon.
Huge Thurgood, 51, and his son, Joe, 20, will take on the 26.2 mile marathon on April 13 in aid of Visually Impaired Children Taking Action (VICTA) – a registered charity that provides support for visually impaired children and their families.

It will be Hugh’s seventh London marathon, and Joe’s second. Last year the pair managed to raise £2,000.This year the men are keen to do the same again and they will also be raising vital money for charity, Children With Leukaemia.Hugh, of Ayr Mount, Wetherby, said of his training: “I run home from school in Morley every week which is about 20 miles.

“And when I rang my son up yesterday he’d just run up a mountain in the Lake District so he’s training.”“My best time for the marathon is three hours 35 minutes so I’m looking to try and beat that this year,” he said.To sponsor Hugh log onto or email to leave a donation.

The full article contains 197 words and appears in Wetherby News newspaper.


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