Posted on 23rd March 2019 at 09:34
Well Done Martin!!!!
Some 378 days later than expected, Walton Press Director, Martin Smith, (58), finally completed his challenge to run the Bath Half Marathon!
After dedicated training at the beginning of last year, his plans to run in 2018 were scuppered by the ‘Beast from the East’ which caused the Bath Half to be cancelled just 2 days before the race.
Disappointed, but not downhearted, he vowed to complete the race in 2019 and on Sunday 17 March, under bright skies, Martin finished the race in a creditable 2 hours, 15 minutes and 14 seconds which, by coincidence, was exactly the same time as he clocked for the same race in 2013!
Thanks to the kind support of many customers, family and friends, he raised well over £1,200.00 for the company’s chosen charity – The Lymphoedema Support Network – a comparatively small charity which provides vital support for those living with Lymphoedema.
Martin’s legs are slowly recovering but he now says his half marathon days are definitely behind him! That said, he has already entered the annual Glastonbury Road Run – a 10K race around the Tor – on Sunday 5 May, 2019. Walton Press are delighted to sponsor this local event and Martin is very much looking forward to running the shorter distance!