Green party gets Nor­wood’s vote

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community - BY JEN­NIFER LIP­MAN

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”

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