With the London Marathon creeping ever-closer, many brave people living in and around the Magdalen Estate have dusted off their running shoes and are in full swing of training, pounding the streets to prepare themselves for a gruelling 26-mile race.
One Clapham resident has certainly gotten into the spirit of things, and is busy running his socks off for the big day; Andrew Scott from Clapham is taking it all very seriously, knowing that his efforts will be helping too raise funds for the Wandsworth branch of the national charity, Home-Start. Home-Start recruits and trains parent volunteers to support families struggling to cope with domestic abuse, isolation, depression, or bereavement. In a brief break from running/stretching/eating large bowls of pasta, Mr Scott, 40, told the Wandsworth Guardian, “In our own little way we all want to make a difference to people’s lives. And this is exactly what Home-Start does with the 35,000 families it supports across the UK. If by running the marathon I can help them continue with their fantastic work, then all the pain of 26 miles will be worth it.”
Perhaps you or another Magdalen Estate resident that you know of has a place in the Marathon in April, and would like to let us know about how you’re getting on/your training schedule/any injuries you’ve had to battle against; if so, please do get in touch, as we’d love to feature your story in our blog. We look forward to hearing from you!Google+