Steve’s back in the run­ning

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

STEVE GUINAN ex­pe­ri­enced his fair share of gru­elling pre-sea­son runs in a 20-year ca­reer that took in places like Not­ting­ham For­est, Ply­mouth, Here­ford and Chel­tenham – but noth­ing has pre­pared him for the marathon.

The 39-year-old striker, who twice won pro­mo­tion from League Two, is tak­ing on the Vir­gin Money Lon­don Marathon in a fort­night’s time.

And he’ll be drawing on the will to win that shaped his foot­ball ca­reer as he at­tempts to com­plete the fa­mous 26.2 mile course in around four hours. “Although play­ing foot­ball for years gives you a de­cent level of fit­ness, I can’t re­mem­ber the last time I ever ran,” said Guinan, now a PFA re­gional coach ed­u­ca­tor and pic­tured left in his run­ning kit.

“Some­times the train­ing has been a grind but I just want it to be here now and com­plete the race – well, race is the wrong word!”

You can do­nate to Steve’s cause at http://uk.vir­gin­money­giv­

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