Final prep after spring break
Marathon runners raising funds in memory of teenager Ben Hammond are putting in the final preparations to their training.
Phil Sweatman has just returned from the Scottish Highlands where he joined Ben’s family for a Spring break and did a few training runs.
“The stunning scenery of the Highlands was inspirational and it was invigorating to train in a completely new place,” said Phil who is hoping to complete the London Marathon in less than four hours.
Ben died last July at the age of 15 from an undiagnosed heart condition and since the High Halden teenager’s death his family have worked tirelessly to support the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), which screens youngsters for heart problems.
Phil, 45, a service manager for CB Motors in Tenterden, will be joined by graphic designer Nick Vincent, 42, will also run the London Marathon for the cause under the banner of Team Ben Hammond.
The runners has raised just over £4,500 so far and if they hit the £5,000 mark it will enable 100 children in the district to be screened for heart defects.
To support the Team Ben Hammond runners visit http://uk.virginmoney giving.com/PhilandNick
Phil Sweatman and Nick Vincent who are running the London Marathon for Team Ben Hammond