We’re delighted that Kevin ran the marathon last Sunday (on what should have been the original Southampton marathon date) with a time of four hours, nine minutes and 45 seconds!
Kevin said: “I have been training hard for the event and wanted very much to continue with my plan to run a marathon in aid of Communicare this year. I was able to do it on my own as part of my daily exercise under the current lockdown restrictions. Some friends cheered me as I ran past their house and people sent me pictures of the banners they had made. Communicare does vital work helping to reduce people’s feelings of loneliness and isolation across the city, so I am delighted to be able to do my bit to help them do more.
As a runner, I know how important it is to have a network of friends who support you and I also understand the importance of belonging to a group, sharing experiences and looking after each other. These are all the things that Communicare does in its work. Its role in our communities in Southampton is particularly important at the moment, when many of its service users remain at home, as they are elderly and vulnerable.”
Kevin has raised £650 so far for Communicare and has a target of £750 to reach. Anyone wishing to sponsor Kevin can do so via https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KevinSawers.
ABP Southampton Marathon is allowing people to run a ‘virtual marathon’ in place of the real event and has just extended the dates when people can do their run or walk until July 31. In essence, people can spread their 10k, half or full marathon out over many days or weeks and the accumulated distance will still count. Further details can be found here https://www.abpsouthamptonhalf.co.uk/event-info/virtual-run/.
We’d love more people to run for us in the virtual marathon, half or 10k, so please contact us if you’d like to take part. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to raise funds for us – it’s a great way to use your daily exercise allowance!