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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.


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

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.

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