One of our trustees is set to take on the London marathon at the end of April, making it an astounding twenty marathons he will have completed.
67-year-old Peter Evans, who lives in Droitwich Spa, has completed marathons dressed in fancy dress as Rupert the bear and even competed in the Majorcan heat but he believes that this landmark race will be one of his greatest achievements yet. He comments:
“When I first started entering marathons I never thought I’d be getting ready to take part in my 20th. I do find running long distances really difficult as it’s so monotonous and the training in the run up to this race has been particularly tough. However, my struggle is nothing compared to what many children with disabilities go through every day so I hope that by pushing myself to complete my 20th race I can help increase awareness of their plight as well as raise some much-needed funds.
“I’ve been saying that this will be my last one but I know that when I’m there with the atmosphere and excitement of the event I may be tempted to start thinking about number 21!”
Peter, who was made a trustee of Children Today in 2003, will be cheered on by his 16-year-old grandson Harry, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Peter adds:
“The charity holds a very special place in my heart as we help give the children and young people we support the capability to take part in activities or a lifestyle that they may not have been able to previously.
“Equipment like a specialised bike could mean that a young child can ride with their siblings for the first time – something that many of us may take for granted but that would mean so much to that whole family.”
You can sponsor Peter and support us by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/PeterEvansmarathon