MARATHON EFFORT FROM RUNNERS
A HOSPICE’S hero notched up a hat-trick at the London Marathon at the weekend.
Father-of-two Matt Fowler raced over the London Marathon finishing line on Sunday to complete an epic longdistance running hat-trick for South Bucks Hospice.
The London event was 47-year-old Mr Fowler’s third marathon in three consecutive weeks as he set about raising funds for patients with life-limiting illnesses.
He finished Sunday’s race in three hours 34 minutes and 16 seconds – just five seconds slower than his time in Brighton a week earlier. And two weeks ago, he recorded a personal best time at Manchester of three hours 16 minutes and 13 seconds.
All in all, he has competitively raced more than 78 miles in a little over 10 hours over the last fortnight on behalf of the charity.
Mr Fowler said: “I was really pleased with my London Marathon time – especially as after eight miles my legs were really tired. I was delighted I still managed to hold on for same time as Brighton, and pleased that I have kept my promise to run three in three weekends for the hospice. I hope the public will now back me in donating to my JustGiving internet page because the charity is building a new community hospice right now in Totteridge and needs every penny it can get to help give the best possible care to patients.”
Chief executive at South Bucks Hospice Jo Woolf said: “Everyone here is so proud of Matt and what he’s doing on behalf of our patients. What a fantastic donation of precious time and energy. It would be wonderful if 500 people now logged into Matt’s JustGiving page and donated a pound.”
To sponsor Mr Fowler and support hospice patients go to http:// campaign.justgiving.com/ charity/southbucks hospice/Three-Marathonsin-a-Flash-Matt-FowlerSouth-Bucks-Hospice.