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Thames Meander Marathon

posted 21 Mar 2016, 01:28 by Jon Beverley

On Saturday 12 March 2016, Richard Bulman completed the “Thames Meander Marathon” in a time of 4 hours 30 minutes. The race started from the YMCA in Kingston upon Thames and the route was nice and flat being next to the River Thames for the whole course, although there were many puddles and muddy bits. Thousands of rugby fans in Richmond, all enjoying a pint or four before the England Wales rugby match that day proved to be an unexpected obstacle.

Richard had not done a marathon for over 2 years but decided to struggle through one more to help granddaughter Emily reach her £6,000 target to buy Great Ormond Street a new ECG machine as a thank you for how well she was looked after when she had open heart surgery at the age of 7 (she is now 10). Richard would like to thank all those who supported him during training, and the many people who were kind enough to sponsor him.