Cotswold Hills conquered for The Nelson Trust

May 11 2015

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Three keen runners tackled the Cotswold Hills on Sunday 10th May and took on the Stroud Trail Marathon and Half Marathon for The Nelson Trust raising funds to support those who are facing challenges caused by drug and alcohol addiction. Two runners completed the full marathon and one runner completed the half marathon.

Charles Vernon came 2nd in the marathon finishing only 4 minutes behind the winner. Jonathan Knight also completed the marathon after sustaining an injury in the first few miles and ended up having to walk the rest of the way. Instead of dropping out Jonathan proved his determination and carried on to cross the finish line several hours later. This demonstrates what the Nelson Trust is all about – our clients face challenges and difficulties every day but battle on through. Thomas Gill completed the half marathon and finished in 12th place. 152 runners started the marathon and 212 runners started the half marathon.

The Nelson Trust is extremely proud of their runners’ achievements and grateful for the sponsorship they have been able to raise. Many of the services provided are not publicly funded so rely on the support of others and their generosity. The event has helped raise over £1,100 for The Nelson Trust.

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