So chuffed to have busted £2k tar­get

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.”

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