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Marathon man Tom ready to run for Katharine House in the London Marathon

Published: 22/04/2017 11:00 AM

Thousands of runners will be heading to London tomorrow (Sunday 23rd April) for this year’s London Marathon. Amongst them is Adderbury man Tom Bishop who is taking part so he can raise funds for the Katharine House Hospice.

Mr Bishop, from Keytes Close, has worked hard to train for the 26.2 mile route which crosses London past iconic landmarks such as the Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and Big Ben before finishing in The Mall. Running has not been one of Mr Bishops previous pastimes and he told Adderbury News the decision to take part was taken on impulse: “It was a spur of the moment decision. I entered the ballot and hoped for the best. I have followed the marathon training plan to the letter and am ready to take this on”.

Mr Bishop, a former pupil of Christopher Rawlins and the Warriner School works as an App developer and volunteers as a Scout Leader with the 1st Adderbury Troop. He told us what he saw as the bid challenges: “I think the toughest bit will be the waiting to start. The nerves will most definitely be kicking in!

“I'm looking forward to the whole thing to be honest, but ultimately getting that medal at the end”.

The Katharine House Hospice will benefit from Mr Bishop’s fund raising sponsorship efforts and he told us supporting them was an easy decision: “The Katharine House Hospice is a local charity that rely on donations to keep this amazing place going. It was a no brainier for me”.

If you would like to support Mr Bishop’s fund London Marathon fund raising attempt he has set-up an on-line donations page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserPage.action?userUrl=ThomasBishopVMLM&faId=782238&isTeam=false

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