Kisharon enjoys a pair-fect day
FOR LORIN Bradley and Saul Mayers, crossing the finish line together was the only option.
“At first in training we were running different times but we got in sync quite quickly,” said Mr Mayers, 26. “We are both keen runners.”
The Hampstead couple raised £3,000 for Kisharon, which helps young people with complex learning disabilities.
Ms Bradley opted for Kisharon after volunteering in its accessories store in Temple Fortune.
The pair, who returned a time of four hours 41 minutes, had been worried about not being able to complete the race due to training injuries. “But we kept each other going. Lorin was great at telling me to hang in there and we were really happy with our time.
“We have been together for six years but this has made us stronger,” he said. “I think if you can do this together, you can do anything.”
Also running for Kisharon were mother and daughter Danielle Donne and Miranda Shemen.
Mrs Shemen, 24, came home in just under four hours. Mrs Donne, 54, finished in four hours 18 minutes.
“We didn’t stay together but I was hoping she was doing fine all the way round,” Mrs Shemen said about her mum. “I was getting text updates from my dad about where she was the whole time so that was good.
“I was having nightmares about not being able to find my way but I was fine. I think it was just nerves. I listened to my marathon playlist which kept me going because it was made up of songs selected by the different people who donated.”
Mrs Shemen raised £2,500 towards the overall £25,000 brought in by Kisharon’s 10 participants.
Miranda Shemen and Danielle Donne and (below) Saul Mayers and Lorin Bradley