Mall sprint to end marathon effort
Council officer raised £1,700 for charity
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.”