Andrew Elias who owns ‘Down-to-Earth’ shop on Bell Street ran the London marathon on Sunday.
This was his first full marathon – he ran the Blenheim half marathon last October. He completed the course in 4 hrs, 28 mins, 51 secs which he was really pleased with. He thought he had run at a steady pace throughout and was amazed when he looked at his section times afterwards to see that he ran his last 10k quicker than his first.
He ran for AICR – a charity for international cancer research investment. He chose AICR because he lost both his grandfathers; Leo and Glyn to cancer and his wife Emily lost her grandfather Roy to cancer too. He said, “Any charity funding the fight against cancer deserves every penny!” So far he has raised over £2,350 – if you would like to donate to Andrew’s charity, go to www.virginmoneygiving.com/andrewelias before May 16th.