The run took place on Sunday 19th March, with the race starting at Becket Keys Church of England School in Sawyer Lane. The total route weaved through villages including Hook End, Shenfield and Doddinghurst. Even with blustery conditions on the day, the entire team managed to complete the course, with a number of members also smashing personal best times along the way.
The Pinney Pacers came in 7th out of a total of 36 teams – their personal chip times were as follows:
Their fundraising target of £1,000 for our Charity of the Year, MNDA was also smashed, with £1,413 plus £284.50 in gift aid raised on their JustGiving page, and a single donation of £1,000 was also received from an extremely generous client, also with gift aid. These fantastic contributions brought their total fundraising efforts for the marathon to £2,947.50.
MND affects around 5,000 people in the UK at any one time, and there is no known cure. Degeneration of the motor neurones leads to wasting and weakness of the muscles, causing increasing loss of mobility and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing.