Marathon man boosts cancer charity

AN IPSWICH man has just returned home after completing the Berlin Marathon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

AN IPSWICH man has just returned home after completing the Berlin Marathon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Jonathan Scott, who lives in Bramford Road and works for Ipswich-based Crown Mortgage Management, had never run a full marathon before but completed the 42-kilometre race in four hours 35 minutes and raised nearly £2000 in the process.

The 30-year-old reporting manager said: “The training was hard and at one point I had shin splints which prevented me from running for three weeks.

“I am really pleased to have completed the Marathon in a good time, but even better was raising money for what I believe to be a really worthwhile charity.

“I would just like to say thank you to everyone - family, friends and work colleagues - for the amazing support they gave me.”

Julien Holmes, managing director of Crown Mortgage Management, was particularly proud of Mr Scott's achievement. He said: “We always like to encourage our employees to give back to the local community and get involved with charitable initiatives.

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“Everyone here at Crown was keen to support Jonathan in this event and despite obstacles in his training he went on to finish the marathon in a very respectable time.

“We are really proud of his fantastic achievement and no doubt his contribution to Macmillan will be much valued.”

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