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Owen's Royal British Legion Big Poppy Marathon Page

Running the 2018 London and York Marathons for The Royal British Legion because of the hugely valuable support they provide.

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To raise vital funds for The Royal British Legion through fundraising in the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon.

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I work for the White Rose Home Improvement Agency, administering disability adaptations across Scarborough Borough and Ryedale District Councils.

The Royal British Legion have helped many of our Client’s over the years by providing additional funding to enable them to carry out essential and often life changing adaptations to their homes.

I completed my last marathon at York in October 2014, at a time when the commemoration of the beginning of World War One was prevalent in people’s minds in the lead up to Remembrance Day. Having pushed very hard to achieve my target time, I promised myself that the next marathon would not only be at a more leisurely pace, but that in 2018 I would  run for charity to mark 100 years since the end of the Great War.

With the help of Scarborough Athletic Club I have been lucky enough to secure a place at this year's London Marathon. So, added to my existing York  entry, it is now all systems go!

To make the challenge just that little bit harder, and this sounds more foolish every time I think about it, I will be running both races dressed as a giant 5 foot diameter poppy.

I will, of course, be praying that it’s not too windy at either event.


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