Charities set to benefit from Marathon fundraising effort

Annie Scott from Kings Sutton completing the London Marathon
Annie Scott from Kings Sutton completing the London Marathon

Intrepid folk from the Advertiser and Review region completed the London Marathon on Sunday in support of a range of charities.

King’s Sutton resident Annie Scott completed the marathon in under six hours, raising an amazing £23,000 for Prostate Cancer UK in memory of her husband Rupert, who sadly died last November.

Ian and Wendy Hunter, from Bicester’s Alchester Running Club, both achieved personal bests in the race, with Mr Hunter finishing in 2:53:7 seconds and Mrs Hunter in 3:34:9.

They have so far raised £1,078.40 for Help For Heroes.

Four members of the Buckingham and Stowe Running Club ran, with Andy Stiles leading the way to complete in 2:56:31, followed by Steph Jones in 03:56:17, Simon van de Crommert, who twisted his ankle on a water bottle, in 4:11:42, Sara Brooks in 5:16:17.

Silson Jogger Linda Lytollis, who ran in memory of her mum, said: “I managed a time this year of 3:58, not far from my personal best of 3:55.

“I would like to thank everyone who has supported me to raise an amazing amount for Asthma UK. The final total should be approximately £1,600.”

Peter Butcher, of Buckingham, hit his target time of 4:39 and has so far raised nearly £1,400 for Project Street Life.

He said: “I had a fantastic day, and the main souvenir is some very sore leg muscles which had me walking like John Wayne for the first day or so after!”

Former Royal Latin School student Kate Dugher said: “The marathon was an absolutely phenomenal atmosphere. I never thought I would say this but I want to run it again! I ran it in 4:29 but was just over the moon to finish. I have raised £2,183.08 for Leukaemia CARE.”