Runners are ready for marathon challenge

Uffington famer, James Genever who is running the London marathon this year in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind. EMN-150704-112409001
Uffington famer, James Genever who is running the London marathon this year in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind. EMN-150704-112409001

Budding runners from across the area are putting in their last few weeks of training for this year’s London Marathon taking place on April 26.

More than 25 members from local running club, Stamford Striders are set to take on the 26.2 mile race through the streets of London in a few weeks time.

Amongst the runners is Emma Snowden, who is running the London Marathon for the first time in memory of her father, who died from cancer in January last year.

Strider Richard Rae will be taking part in his fifth London Marathon in aid of Cancer Research UK and the Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust, after recently losing his brother and sister to cancer.

To help sponsor Emma visit https://www.justgiving.com/Emma-Sowden2/ or for Richard visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RichardMRae/

Uffington farmer, James Genever will also be running the London Marathon this year in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

James’ father lost his sight following a horrific farming accident in November 2004, but his life has been enhanced by his guide dog Pablo since he arrived in 2006.

James said: “Since the accident Pablo has offered great support for my dad. But there are 180,000 blind people in the UK who are not so fortunate.”

To sponsor James and to help put more guide dogs in homes where they are desperately needed visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/JamesGenever