Team Dorset: Meet the runners taking part in the London Marathon

Team Dorset: Meet the runners taking part in the London Marathon

MILES: Runners from Bournemouth and the surrounding areas are taking part in the London Marathon for charity

Janine Mangar-Broadhead

Sandra Hewson

Rob Ward

Steve Mills

Richard Holmes

First published in News by

THOUSANDS of people will be pounding the streets of the nation’s capital tomorrow morning when they take part in the 34th Virgin London Marathon.

Amongst them will be a number of faces from Dorset, who will be hoping to cross the finish line of the 26.2-mile race.

Some are seasoned runners hoping for a personal best, while others are taking part to raise funds for worthy causes.

Naomi Bennett of Bournemouth, a club runner and coach, hopes to finish in under four hours.

“This will be my 40th marathon and I got a place because my previous marathon times were good for my age.”

Ally Case of Bournemouth, who is running for the National Autistic Society, said competing the London Marathon is one of the items on her bucket list.

Husband and wife team Clare and Barry Julyan from Merley near Wimborne, who both got a place in the ballot, are raising funds for the Anthony Nolan Trust which helps people with blood cancer.

Clare said: “This is definitely the last time, although I said that last year!”

Melanie Campbell who works for Poole Tourism is raising funds for Macmillan Locally, the Macmillan Unit in Christchurch.

“I ran it for them last year too. I lost my mum to lung cancer in 2012 and they cared for her.”

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8:12pm Sat 12 Apr 14

60plus says...

The very best of luck to them all.
The very best of luck to them all. 60plus
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12:08pm Mon 14 Apr 14

TheDistrict says...

Congratulations to Ally Case and Dr. Richard Holmes for completing the London Marathon, and raising substantial amounts for their individual sponsorships. Well Done.
Congratulations to Ally Case and Dr. Richard Holmes for completing the London Marathon, and raising substantial amounts for their individual sponsorships. Well Done. TheDistrict
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