9:00am Sunday 28th April 2013
A FIRST-time marathon runner did better than he expected, completing the 26-mile Brighton Marathon in just three hours and 21 minutes.
Ciaran Connor, aged 26, of Goodson Road, Malvern, took part in the race to raise money for Kidney Research UK in memory of his father John, who died in 1998.
He said: “The marathon went really really well. Great support on the day from the crowds, really helped to keep me going over the last few miles, which were the hardest miles I have ever run.
“There were about 100,000 spectators along the course, which gave it a really great atmosphere.”
Mr Connor also smashed his fundraising target of £600, with £736 in total at the moment, with more to come.
He said: “The support and good wishes from work colleagues, family and friends has been fantastic throughout the entire process leading up to this event. I would like to thank them all very much.”
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