Congratulations to London Travel News Distribution Manager Eugene Howson, who ran the Paris Marathon on Sunday in 3 hours 27 minutes and 21 seconds. That's less than 8 minutes per mile - impressive :)
We've been following Eugene's build up to Sunday in some detail here on Community Link-Up. Firstly with news of the half marathons he ran in March to test his preparations and fitness. Then last week we had his account of lots of fundraising, which included running home from LTN (Slough) to Reading one Friday evening!
The number of events held and the support of colleagues throughout Eugene's countdown to Paris has been fantastic!
Speaking about his experience last weekend Eugene said:
“Taking part in the Paris Marathon was a brilliant experience, and we had the luck of good weather. It was my first marathon abroad and there was great camaraderie amongst runners taking part from different countries.”
"Although this was a personal challenge, it also provided a chance to raise money which will be beneficial to the Stroke Association, who I believe do a superb job in their campaign to improve Stroke care and supporting people to make the best possible recovery. A personal thanks again to all colleagues who have been fully supportive.”
He’s raised £1,481 so far via his Just Giving page. His latest entry on there says:
"Did it! Paris was well organised and the atmosphere was brilliant."