Tomorrow (Sunday) former March musician Arron Storey will be aiming to complete his second marathon of the month when he lines up for the London marathon.
Arron (31), a former Neale-Wade Community College student, who now lives in London, competed in the Paris marathon on April 7 as part of a mammoth fundraising effort to raise cash to help underprivileged children in Kenya.
He complete the race in 3 hours, 21 minutes and 43 seconds but is not sure whether he will be able to repeat such a speedy performance tomorrow.
“I was pretty please with my time in the Paris run, now I’m looking forward to London this weekend, though whether my body will allow me to run that hard again remains to be seen. It was undoubtedly one of the best things I’ve ever done though - a fantastic. My brother Liam and his wife surprised me by accompanying my parents to Paris to support me. It all made the training, no alcohol and strict diet over the last few months more than worthwhile,” said Arron.
Arron is aiming to raise as much money as possible for two charities that work with children in Kenya. His efforts were inspired after he spent last summer working in the Nakuru area with children.
He wants to raise £2,000 for Raise the Roof and Start Small charities.
Last month Arron took part in a fun run with students at the Neale-Wade alongside staff members including Principal Jason Wing to help boost his fundraising efforts.
For full story on how Arron does in tomorrow’s race see Wednesday’s Citizen.