Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 5°C

ESTD 1874 Search

West Mersea: Determined Andrea Pisani set to take on her third London Marathon

12:00 22 February 2014

Linda Bullen, Foundation trustee, congratulating Andrea Pisani at the finish of the 2010 London Marathon.

Linda Bullen, Foundation trustee, congratulating Andrea Pisani at the finish of the 2010 London Marathon.

Archant

When Andrea Pisani completed her second London Marathon she said “never again”.

shares

But she is hoping to make it a hat-trick of marathon finishes when she takes part in this year’s 26.2-mile challenge on April 13.

She is running in aid of West Mersea-based charity The Catherine Bullen Foundation, which was set up by Roger and Linda Bullen in memory of their medical student 22-year-old daughter after she died during a trip to Africa in 2002.

Miss Pisani, who works in Colchester, said: “I am very pleased to run for the foundation again as I know that every penny I raise will go to its current project to provide a kitchen and covered searing area for the children at Eiseb Primary School Hostel in eastern Namibia.

“This will provide a hygienic environment for the preparation and consumption of meals.”

She is hoping to better her personal best marathon time of four hours 12 minutes.

Visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/AndreaPisani to donate.

For more marathon news, and where to stand to watch your relatives, click here.

shares

0 comments

Protestors take part in No Adastral New Town march through Woodbridge

One word sums up the hot-button issue in Suffolk Coastal – housing.

Doug Field - Executive Officer - Finance and Technology, East of England Co-op

An East Anglian store chain is celebrating a 3% rise in profits, but warned store closures could be on the cards this year as it continues to battle tough trading conditions.

The EEAST emergency operations centre

Health minister Dan Poulter has praised the leadership and investment at the East of England Ambulance Service Trust service after it recorded some of its best figures in Suffolk for months.

left to right): Andrew Harrison, Managing Director Stansted Airport; Charlie Cornish, MAG Chief Executive; Beth Brewster, MAG Retail Director

Phase two of an £80million project to transform restaurants on offer at Stansted Airport was officially opened yesterday, amid hopes the improved offer will attract long-haul airlines to the transport hub.

A small plane kept the Virgin balloon company for part of the trip

Geometrical farmers’ fields, tree canopies and a selfie were all caught on camera when photographer Sarah Lucy Brown flew over the county in a hot air balloon.

Jonathan Glenister, who has been reported missing

Police are searching for a 20-year-old man from Haverhill who has not been seen since Saturday evening.

HMS Rhododendron at anchor in Russia

Talk of VE Day evokes different memories for different people. For Arthur Simmons, it came as he sailed back from Russia.

IPSWICH TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB

Fans of the animated Disney film Frozen will have the opportunity to experience every song and snow flake with an Open Air Cinema Day at Ipswich Town Football Club this summer.

Debenham village parish sign.

The leader of a Suffolk village authority has questioned the electoral process after a representative could not stand for re-election due to citizenship issues.

Delays have been caused by a signal fault

Rail services between Norwich and Diss are having to run at a reduced speed on some lines due to a fault with the signalling system.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages