Marathon success for runners

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MARATHON runners from the area who joined the thousands on the streets of London for Sunday’s marathon have returned home triumphant having helped raised thousands for charity.

Lisa Patterson, from Drinkstone, a sister at West Suffolk Hospital, raised more than £1,000 for prostate and breast cancer running in 4 hrs 40mins.

Clare Bester and Colin Brand, from Red Lodge, raised more than £2,000 for St Nicholas Hospice Care, Clare completing in 6hrs 22 secs and Colin 5hrs 16mins. Roy Swarbrick, from Bury St Edmunds, a maintenance technician at the hospice, recorded 4hrs 1min.

Malcolm Rogers ran for Bliss and completed the course in 4hrs 11min.

Simon Wallace, from Shimpling, ran for the Anthony Nolan charity raising more than £2,000 and finished in 4hrs 6min.

Lucy and Robbie Burt, from Bury St Edmunds, ran for the Animal Health Trust based at Kentford and came in together in 5hrs 34 mins 5secs.

Also running for the charity was Samantha Gill who broke a Guinness World Record dressed as a peacock coming in at 3hrs 18 mins 9 secs.

More on local runners, see Page 151.