Land­mark race for the Barrs

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community - BY JEN­NIFER LIP­MAN

THERE ARE more ro­man­tic ways s of cel­e­brat­ing a wed­ding an­niver­sary y than pound­ing the London streets for r 26 miles.

But for Lau­ren and Jonathan Barr, r, who have a com­bined age of 99, Sun­n­day’s race was the sec­ond London Mar­rathon they have run to­gether, rais­ing g £6,700 for Chai Can­cer Care.

Mrs Barr was the fastest of the two, o, com­ing home in four hours 45 min- utes. She waited to greet her hus­band, d, who fin­ished 20 min­utes later.

The cou­ple now hope to turn their r at­ten­tion to marathons in Paris and d other over­seas lo­ca­tions.

“Lau­ren now ab­so­lutely loves run­ning and I am grow­ing more keen on the sport,” said Mr Barr, who is an n es­tate agent. “The free­dom of run­ning, g, be­ing in the fresh air in all weath­ers s and find­ing a sport we can do to­gether r makes it all the more en­joy­able.”

The Barrs post­poned a meal to cel­e­brate their 22nd an­niver­sary to a time “when we will be in more com­fort and d pain free”.

Dar­ren Brown

Toby Craig

Lau­ren and Jonathan Barr

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