Ooh La! La! Medal winning Lee now has his sights set on Paris!
Yes, it's true!
We said that we would keep you all up to date - well, we are proud to announce that our transport manager, Lee Gorton, finished his first London Marathon in a magnificent time of 5 hours 22 mins despite having a setback (literally) at 21 miles when his back went!After treatment, he battled on for the last five miles although it was really tough going!
Lee has raised a staggering £3,330 for the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital in Gobowen and ran in memory of Charlie Davies a best friend of Lee's youngest son, Matthew, who suffered from muscular dystrophy and died in May 2015, just 15 years old.
Lee said he loved every minute of the challenge but that the highlight of the run was at Tower Bridge. I used to park up in a lorry park to the side of Tower Bridge with my Uncle when l was an eight year old kid, he said. I used to look at it and think it was amazing then. As l ran on to it at 12 miles l remembered those times and it bought back such great memories of my Uncle Peter who is, sadly, no longer with us - he was a very influential part of my life and my career.
His next challenge is the Paris Marathon in April 2017 (which he has already entered) and will start his build up to the race by running in the Ellesmere 10K in August.
We would like to thank everyone who donated. It really spurred him on and will make a huge difference to the fund.
Thank you so much for your support!
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