So chuffed to have busted £2k target
A MAN who ran the London Marathon nearly ten years after his last ‘busted’ his fundraising target by more than £500.
Estate agent Mark Tibbles ran a time of three hours and 34 minutes which has left him “really chuffed”.
Mr Tibbles, who was running in memory of his first wife who died from ovarian cancer in 2002, said: “I’ve ended up busting my fundraising target.
“I’m up to £2,750. My target was two thousand so I’m really chuffed.”
He added: “This is the first time I’ve done it since 2006.
“What a difference nearly ten years makes.”
During the race Mr Tibbles was passed by a monk, Superman, a cricketer in full pads and a man dressed like Wonder Woman.
He said: “It makes you laugh, it’s just so colourful.”
He added: “I feel a bit sore but I’m at work so it’s business as usual.”
Throughout the race Mr Tibbles was encouraged by the support he had been given beforehand and used this as his motivation.
“I would just like to say thanks to everyone that supported me because that’s what really does motivate you.”
And while he can’t say for certain whether he will tackle the marathon again, Mr Tibbles does admit the lure of the race is hard to ignore.
“You can’t say no because it’s just such an enjoyable event.”
He added: “Watch this space.”