‘Mr Man’ has first big run
BRETT Moncrieff is hoping to raise £3,000 to help children affected by leukaemia by completing the London Marathon.
The 22-year-old supermarket team leader from Ashford has joined the popular Mr Men and Little Miss Team running for Children with Leukaemia and should be easy to spot in the charity’s trademark Mr Tickle and Mr Happy running vest.
Brett’s chosen charity for his first marathon is close to his heart because he has lost some of his family to cancer. YOUNG mum Alison Wiglesworth gave birth only 11 months ago, yet is still determined to run the London Marathon.
Alison, a supply teacher from Hythe Road, Ashford, had her baby Jack last year.
This is the 21-year-old’s first marathon, although she has previously completed a 10 kilometre race.
Alison has been training at least 10 hours a week, and hopes to finish the marathon in four hours or under to raise money for the National Autistic Society.
She applied to run the London Marathon last year but couldn’t take part after she became pregnant.
So Alison decided to run it this year, even though it is so soon after Jack’s arrival. She said: “It’s another way of losing extra baby weight too.”