Essex: Intrepid trio racing towards individual marathon challenges

Laura Lamelle, Francis Mills and Harry Harkness

Laura Lamelle, Francis Mills and Harry Harkness - Credit: Archant

A trio from Abellio Greater Anglia’s finance department are preparing to run a marathon.

Laura Lamelle, from Holland-on-Sea, Francis Mills, who lives in Dovercourt, and Harry Harkness, of Colchester, who all work for the train operator in its Colchester-based office, have committed to undertake gruelling challenges.

Laura is taking part in the London Marathon for the Multiple Sclerosis charity, Francis is tackling the Brighton Marathon in aid of Debra UK and Harry is running the Paris Marathon to raise money for Brainbow.

They are training together to ensure they are in tip-top form when they compete and have all completed a half- marathon as part of their preparation.

Crystal Wright, Abellio Greater Anglia’s financial controller, said: “We really admire Laura, Francis and Harry for the dedication with which they are preparing for this task and we wish them every success in meeting this challenge.”