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Alliance Healthcare Marathon Joy!

Alliance Healthcare Marathon Joy!

More than 40,000 runners completed the London Marathon 2019 including three members of the Alliance Healthcare UK team.

On Sunday 28 April, 2019, David Tooby and Keith Simmons from the Alliance Healthcare Support Centre in Chessington, and Lee Newman a driver from the Alliance Healthcare Hinckley Service Centre met in Blackheath, South London to get ready to take on the monumental challenge of running a gruelling 26.2miles throughout the streets of London.

Proudly representing Alliance Healthcare and one of its 2019 charity partners - Action Medical Research, the terrific trio ran pastthe iconic landmarks of the Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and Houses of Parliament,and then finally raced down The Mall to the finish line!

Keith Simmons completed the event, his first-ever Marathon challenge, in an amazing 4 hours and 41 minutes.

And despite battling illness during their training David Tooby, and Lee Newman were not deterred and they achieved the respectable finish times of 5 hours and 25 minutes, and 6 hours and 15 minutes respectively.

After the occasion the team celebrated at the official charity post-marathon function, where Sabrina Gant, Event Administrator from Action Medical Research said: "The enthusiasm and dedication from the Alliance Healthcare trio has been amazing. For every project Action funds there's another one we have to turn away – simply because of a lack of funds. Every penny raised really does make a difference in our on-going fight for little lives."

David, Keith and Lee look set to achieving over £6,000 sponsorship for Action Medical Research. If you would like to donate please follow the links below:

David and Keith:www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ahukrunners

Lee:www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lee-newman23

 

1) Lee Newman with his winners medal    2) Keith Simmons and David Tooby with Sabrina Gant  from Action Medical Research at celebratory event