Four amazing Wycombe Homeless Connection supporters have been training hard to take on the 26.2 miles of the prestigious London Marathon on Sunday 3rd October, now less than a week away!
When the first COVID-19 lockdown prevented the London Marathon going ahead in the capital last April, Kate Rogers took to her running machine and stomped out 26.2 miles in her front room.
Then, when the first virtual London Marathon went ahead in October 2020, she ran ten 2.6 mile loops of the Rye in Wycombe town centre completing her second for the charity!
Now, she finally has her spot on the start line in London on Sunday October 3rd. Heather Stanley, the charity’s fundraising and marketing manager said “We couldn’t be happier for Kate or more humbled by her dedication and passion, tackling her third race for us and finally getting to take her much deserved place on the starting line in London.
“We are so grateful for all four runners who are training for hours and hours, in all weather and often on difficult terrain. They're all raising money and awareness of our work to stop the harm homelessness is doing to people in our community.
“Our mega-marathon team are aiming to raise as much money as they can so we can continue to offer our free support and advice services to people across south Buckinghamshire especially as we head into what is going to be a very tough winter with people who have been in COVID-related emergency accommodation facing a return to the streets.”
Michael, Matt and Simon are joining the 'virtual' London Marathon, running hugely challenging routes they've chosen themselves.
Michael will be circling High Wycombe adding lots of hills to his run.
Matt, of local company M Glynn Builders Ltd, is training hard and ‘never turns down a challenge’ and Simon, whose parents are long time volunteers for the charity, will be running in his home town of Sheffield.
You can follow the team’s progress and find their individual sponsorship pages here.
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