Massive effort from marathon runners

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PEOPLE across the country are currently training hard for the London Marathon, taking place on April 17, and some Fenland people are among them.

London firefighter James Lusher, who lives in Walton Highway, is running the marathon for Help for Heroes.

Not content with tackling the 26.2 miles of the London Marathon, he will be travelling north to Edinburgh in May for a second marathon.

James said: “I’m a little apprehensive about the runs but am looking forward to finishing in hopefully around three hours, thirty minutes.”

He would like to raise around £1,000 for the charity between the two marathons and said he decided to raise money for Help for Heroes because so may of our armed services are killed and injured.

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Adam Dawes (31) is also planning to run the London Marathon for the first time next month.

A casual conversation on a night out in December set things in motion and now he is training hard and raising money for a Gold Bond place.

Adam, who works in March as a psychological wellbeing practitioner, is raising money for the Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust, where he used to work.

RAPt is the UK’s leading provider of prison-based addiction treatment programmes and offers a range of services in the community that aim to move drug-using offenders away from a life of addiction and crime. It also provides community projects.

Adam wants to raise £1,500 and is writing a blog, updating his supporters on his progress. In addition to raising money from the marathon, he is also raising funds through selling books on Amazon and growing a beard which will be waxed off.

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