What a great race


Congratulations poured into a Just Giving page after a Peasmarsh pair completed the Loch Ness marathon last weekend.

Online praises such as “Bloody brilliant! What a great race, Well done the pair of you” and “Great to run alongside you, well done guys” have filled the fund-raising page of Jodie Crouch and Stephen Smith who entered the race after they failed to gain entry to the London Marathon, run on the same day.

Peasmarsh marathon runners Jodie Crouch and Stephen Smith

Stephen said; “We had both completed the Hastings half marathon and Jodie had applied for the London Marathon but was unsuccessful. We both wanted to do a marathon on the same day as the London race, and Loch Ness had always been on my bucket list. Fortunately, this year it was on the same day as London race.”

The pair were running to raise money for the Oliver Curd Trust, the local charity that provides holiday accommodation to families affected by childhood cancer and other life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.

Both runners are members of the Rye 20:20 Running Club where Oliver’s mother is also a member. Stephen works at Dungeness B power station and Jodie is training to be a nurse. Work schedules have meant 5am starts for training sessions three times a week over the last four months.

The pair completed their marathon in a time of three hours and 33 minutes.

Donations can be made at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jodieandsteveslochnessmarathon22

Image Credits: Loch Ness Marathon , Stephen Smith .

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