EADT duo raise money for hospice

THE EADT was well represented at the London Marathon, with both editor Terry Hunt and news editor Brad Jones raising money for the St Elizabeth Hospice.

THE EADT was well represented at the London Marathon, with both editor Terry Hunt and news editor Brad Jones raising money for the St Elizabeth Hospice.

Jones clocked an excellent 3.40.25 on his marathon debut, confirming: “It was my first marathon and an incredible experience. I think everyone found the heat tough to cope with, but the crowd was amazing and really helped - particularly in the last six miles when I was on my last legs.

“But I was really chuffed with my time, and altogether I've probably raised about £2,000 for St Elizabeth Hospice.”

EADT editor Hunt found the going tough during his second London Marathon, clocking a time of 6.09.


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He said: “To be honest, I was pleased just to finish. For various reasons I hadn't done nearly enough training, and when the day dawned hot and clear I knew I was in trouble.

“So I trotted the first half and then walked quite a lot of the second half, accompanied by, among other weird and wonderful competitors, a rhino, a Womble, and Darth Vader and Chewbacca. I managed to beat them all in a desperate sprint to the line!

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“I'm pleased to have raised about £2,500 for the St. Elizabeth Hospice, one of the EADT's chosen charities this year, but I will never be doing anything quite so ridiculous again.

“If I ever start talking about it again, I've told my family and friends that they have permission to knock some sense into me!''

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