Dou­ble chal­lenge in aid of hos­pi­tal

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Brighton Marathon Runners -

A Ken­ning­ton man will be run­ning in the Brighton Marathon this Sun­day and then has just two weeks to re­cover be­fore he re­peats the same feat by run­ning the Lon­don Marathon.

Paul Bras­ing­ton, 39, is run­ning both marathons for The Friends of the Wil­liam Har­vey Hos­pi­tal.

Mr Bras­ing­ton said: “I have been a keen run­ner for the last 10 years or so and the Brighton and Lon­don Marathons will be my fifth and sixth marathons re­spec­tively.

“My pre­vi­ous best time is 3hrs 44mins and I am aim­ing to fin­ish Brighton sub 3hrs 40mins.

“Lon­don may be glo­ri­fied sight­see­ing as I ex­pect to still be aching from Brighton!

“Run­ning for me be­came a great way to keep fit when I be­came too old and slow to play foot­ball any more.

“There is a very good so­cial side within the run­ning ‘com­mu­nity’ and for an in­di­vid­ual sport ev­ery­one is very sup­port­ive and en­cour­ag­ing of each other.”

Mr Bras­ing­ton works for Morn­ingstar, an in­vest­ment man­age­ment firm and has pre­vi­ously run the Brighton Marathon twice and the Lon­don and Paris Marathons.

He will be run­ning with his friend Glenn Hol­l­i­day.

To spon­sor him visit https:// my­do­nate.bt.com/fundrais­ers/ paulbras­ing­ton

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