Round Tablers step up the find-raising in the Virgin London Marathon

Jason Thomson, James Cleaver, Dean Head and Ian Mercer with their marathon medals

Jason Thomson, James Cleaver, Dean Head and Ian Mercer with their marathon medals - Credit: Archant

A TEAM from Saffron Walden Round Table stepped up a notch for fun and fund-raising at the weekend by being part of a once in a lifetime experience... only to be had once after the aching muscles!

Jason Thomson, James Cleaver, Dean Head and Ian Mercer, who were joined by Claire McCulloch, pounded the streets of the capital in Sunday’s London Marathon. In glorious weather and cheered on by large crowds around the 26.2 mile route, the guys “made a difference” for Sparks, a Children’s medical research charity.

Dean said: “It was a truly amazing experience and all of us came home and we would like to thank all of our supporters that came for the day as well as all the wishes received.”

Jason added: “It was a memorable day and I’m so proud of us all doing something that was a personal challenge, especially with our lifestyles. To achieve this and fundraise on the way is definitely a achievement never to be forgotten.”

James crossed the line in 3hrs 37mins, Dean in 4hrs 32mins, Claire in 4hrs 50mins, Jason 5hrs 18mins and Ian in 6hrs 14mins.


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Meanwhile, Stuart Head, from Saffron Walden, completed the race in 5hrs 20mins.

It’s not too late to make a donation to the team, visit justgiving.com/teamswrt

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