As you may know Your Golf Travel founders Ross Marshall and Andrew Harding are running the London Marathon in aid of the Seve Ballesteros Foundation and Cancer Research UK. With the big day looming large and just over two weeks away, the YGT boys thought it would be sensible to test their mettle by running the Reading Half Marathon on the 1st of April. Hopefully the run went some way to getting their bodies in shape and their minds at one with the road ready for do battle with the 26.2 miles which awaits!
Both sporting some new trainers and the most ”technical’,’ brightly coloured running gear world records were under threat! Andrew managed to fly around the roads of Reading and completed the 13 mile half marathon in a time of 1.49:42, whilst Ross, suffering with a nasty chest infection, came across the finishing line a few minutes behind in a time of 2.00:47. I think we can all agree both were very commendable times, especially considering they are currently both at their all time heaviest body weights!
Ross and Andrew getting set for the Reading Half Marathon.
So the countdown has truly begun and the guys have kicked their training into top gear in order to get their (now slightly fragile) bodies through the Virgin London Marathon on 22nd April. Remember they are putting themselves through this ordeal in aid of the Seve Ballesteros Foundation and Cancer Research UK.
Thank you to all those who have kindly donated so far; with your generous support we will surely reach our target and help encourage the guys to run harder and faster than ever before to show their appreciation for all the fantastic work done by Cancer Research UK.
The resident golf geek at Your Golf Travel. Have been lucky enough to have travelled far and wide playing golf and if I’m not writing about it at work, you will probably find me hacking it around my local course. Owner of 2 holes in one and some of the most crooked drives you have ever seen!