Joy at the finish line for runners

Orminston London Marathon runners
Orminston London Marathon runners
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Runners have spent this week resting sore limbs after completing the London Marathon pn Sunday.

For Michael Monksfield, 26, of Stomarket, the fund-raising is not over.

Tonight he will host a charity football match at Ram Meadow, Bury St Edmunds, in the hope of pushing his fund-raising total to £2,000, which will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Michael’s decision to run the marathon resulted from a bet with friends.

Inspired by the London Olympics he boasted he could complete 26.2 mile course, however his friends disagreed. He proved them wrong crossing the finish line in five hours and 44 minutes.

He said: “You get carried away with it I had a 200 yard stretch of people chanting my name.”

The charity and raffle, will begin at 7pm this evening.

Seven runners completed the course for Ormiston Children & Families Trust, raising more than £15,000.

Nicole Gregory, 37, of Little Whelnetham, completed the marathon in four hours and 51 minutes raising more than £3,000 for Diabetes UK.