Green party gets Norwood’s vote
THE MARATHON was a family affair for Norwood supporter Philip Green, who ran the race with his four sons.
A marathon veteran, the St John’s Wood-based property developer was prevented by injury from running alongside his sons in the 2010 event.
This year, a family Friday night dinner was part of the build-up for Mr Green and the twentysomethings Joe, Sam, Harry and Jacob.
Their exertions raised £10,000 for Norwood, which the family has long supported because of Mr Green’s former chairmanship of the Ravenswood village in Berkshire, which Nor- wood administers. Mr Green’s wife Caroline and family and friends were at the finish line to cheer the quintet home.
Harry came in first, in a time of four hours 19 minutes, with Jacob next in 4:36.
“Joe and Sam kept me company for the first 11 miles or so, which is the reason they were slower,” explained Mr Green, who completed the course in a shade over six hours.
“Running with my sons has been a long-held dream. Our aim was to all finish the course in one piece”