PRIDE OF LIONS IN MARATHON

The Football League Paper - - INSIDE - JOSHUA PECK

HERE’S TO you Mrs Robin­son was the

cry of Mill­wall skip­per Paul Robin­son last

week as he watched his wife pound the streets

of the cap­i­tal in the Lon­don Marathon. Ni­cola Robin­son ran the 26.2 mile course

last Sun­day in aid of Prostate Cancer UK,

shirt spon-sor for the south-east Lon­don club, and

hus­band Paul couldn’t be prouder. He said:“It’s been a great part­ner­ship

this sea­son be­tween Mill­wall and Prostate

Cancer. The club have done a lot of good work

to raise the aware­ness and the marathon was our

lit­tle part to­wards it. She’s al­ways had that am­bi­tion

to run a marathon.To do all that train­ing, look

af­ter three kids with my job be­ing in­con­ve­nient

at times and to do so well was in­cred­i­ble.”

In­spi­ra­tional

Ni­cola wasn’t the only run­ner with Mill­wall con­nec­tions as Lions mid­fielder Josh

Wright also com­pleted the course. Wright found out only four days prior

to the event that he could com­pete and fin­ished

in a com­mend­able 03:37:06 while Ni­cola

com­pleted the dis­tance in a highly re­spectable

04:03:40, but she’s de­ter­mined to do bet­ter.

Ni­cola said:“It was a bril­liant, in­spi­ra­tional day.The last bit was the worst be­cause

I’d only done 20 miles in train­ing, but the crowd

at that point were phenom­e­nal. “I’d like to go sub four hours in fu­ture.

I will put my name in the bal­lot for next year

and see what hap­pens.” Wright added:“It was an in­cred­i­ble

day, the at­mos­phere was just amaz­ing. There

were so many Mill­wall fans on the route that

helped keep me go­ing. I didn’t have much no­tice,

so to get a time of 3.37 was re­ally pleas­ing. My

fam­ily didn’t think I could go un­der four with no train­ing.”

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