‘Mr Man’ has first big run

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - London Marathon -

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.”

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John Nor­man

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