Bermondsey man completes hatrick of marathons

News Desk (16 April, 2015)

James Tanner has now run marathons in Berlin, Brighton and Edinburgh.

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A Bermondsey man hit the ground running last Sunday when he completed the Brighton Marathon in aid of children’s charity Action for Kids.

Jonathan Tanner said he was ‘very pleased’ with his time, a very respectable 4 hours and 17 minutes, considering he hurt himself not long before the race.

The 55-year-old said: “It was a great day and I’m very pleased with my time as I injured myself a few weeks before and knew I couldn’t go crazy. There were people collapsing 100 metres from the finish and it was hard going, but I stuck to my plan and finished within my target.”

The SOAS University staff member has now completed a hat-trick of marathons after also taking part in the Berlin and Edinburgh races.

He said: “I like the work Action For Kids does and it’s not just because my wife works there – although I do hear a lot of stories about the good work that is done with the young people. Harriet has been working with disabled young people for a long, long time and it’s such a good cause – I’m really glad I managed to exceed £600 of donations.”

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