Mall sprint to end marathon ef­fort

Coun­cil of­fi­cer raised £1,700 for char­ity

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY - By Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A coun­cil of­fi­cer has raised nearly £1,700 for char­ity af­ter run­ning the Lon­don Marathon in four hours 39 min­utes.

Nic Martin, 28, com­mu­nity safety co-or­di­na­tor for Bucks County Counil, ran for WheelPower, the na­tional char­ity for wheel­chair sport based in Stoke Man­dev­ille.

Mr Martin said: “It was one of the best days of my life, the sup­port from strangers and my friends was in­cred­i­ble.”

The run­ner, who raised £1,690, was back at work the fol­low­ing day help­ing to co­or­di­nate crime pre­ven­tion across the county.

He said: “It was a unique ex­pe­ri­ence and ab­so­lutely bril­liant.

“The mem­o­ries of all the fan­tas­tic sup­port and sights of Lon­don are help­ing me get past the sore­ness in my legs.

“I promised my­self that I would fin­ish with a sprint down The Mall and I did but I think I am pay­ing for that now. A great day that I will re­mem­ber for­ever.”

WheelPower fundrais­ing manager Jo Hall said: “Nic has been in­cred­i­bly sup­port­ive to WheelPower, and man­aged to train and pre­pare for the Lon­don Marathon in a mat­ter of a few months.

“Ev­ery one of those nights spent pound­ing the streets in

AT THE FIN­ISH­ING LINE: the Lon­don Marathon

Bucks County Coun­cil of­fi­cer Nic Martin ran train­ing has helped raise spon­sor­ship for the char­ity.”

Neil Gibson, man­ag­ing direc­tor for trans­port econ­omy and en­vi­ron­ment at Buck­ing- hamshire County Coun­cil, said: “We are re­ally proud of what Nic has achieved and his sup­port for WheelPower is a real credit to him.”

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