WCI members keep on running for charity
Written by David Worsfold on 30th September 2020
The London Marathon may have been restricted to elite runners only but that will not stop WCI members Ray Johnson and Paul May running 26 miles on Sunday 4 October.
Ray (pictured left) has decided to complete the Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon route twice on Sunday. This will be the 20th London Marathon Ray has run to raise money for the Kent Association for the Blind which celebrates its centenary this year. Over two decaes he has raised £80,000 for them. Further details of his plans and how to donate can be found on his JustGiving page:
Paul May (pictured right) will be running his third London Marathon for the St Giles Trust which runs a range of projects to protect young people from the violence and drug related pressures that exist in London and other cities.
"The 40,000 or so runners will not have the usual benefit of hundreds of well-wishers lining the streets of London giving “call outs” and shouting encouragement", says Paul.
"Trying to achieve and make progress in an isolated situation is tough - many of us will I am sure have some support from friends and family but essentially we will be on our own. I will miss the banter and camaraderie, the music blaring from balconies, the cheeky comments from spectators, the over-heard chit chat of other runners, and the supplies of water and energy drinks handed out by the volunteers".
You can donate to Paul and the St Giles Trust at: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=PaulMay_LondonMarathon_StGilesTrust&pageUrl=4
We wish Ray and Paul all the best for their lonely Sunday marathons.