LONDON MARATHON: Catch up with how our runners did
Hundreds of people from Bucks were pounding the streets of London on Sunday as generous marathon runners raised thousands for good causes. Here we bring you a selection of runners and how they got on
RUNNING one marathon is a daunting challenge for most but for one woman it’s only the start. Caroline Evans, 25, of Chartridge Lane, Chesham, is running three races in just over six months to raise money and awareness of the charity War Child, which helps children affected by conflicts. She completed her first one, the London Marathon, on Sunday and will tackle the Stockholm Marathon on May 30 and, finally, the New York City Marathon on November 1.
She said: “It was a great day and I completed the marathon in 3hours 53 minutes, which is five minutes faster than my time last year so I’m very happy.
“I’m not too sore today [Monday], I’m just trying to keep moving.”
The runner got a taste for long distances last year when she ran the London Marathon, raising £3,000 for the same charity.
The former Chesham Grammar School pupil was hoping to raise a minimum of £2,500 for the cause this year but she smashed that target after holding a charity golf day at Chartridge Park Golf Club earlier this month which raised £4,500.
To sponsor Miss Evans, visit www.justgiving.com/ caroline-evans2015.