Daniel completes the London Marathon
Daniel completes the London Marathon. We are pleased to confirm that Daniel Evans has completed his challenge of running the London Marathon. Daniel who is visually impaired has also smashed his target of raising £2000 for the charity “Guild Dogs”. Thank you for your kind donations.
Daniel’s father Andrew Evans has written a little something about the day.
“I would like to thank everyone who sponsored my son Daniel in this year’s London Marathon. He was looking to raise £2,000.00 for Guide Dogs for the Visually Impaired and is currently at £3,212. As you may know my son is also visually impaired so this charity is close to his heart. Thanks to your generosity you have helped him reach his target”.
“So to the race, what a great day, huge crowds of encouraging people cheering the runners on. Daniel started from the red zone in Greenwhich Park at 10am but did not cross the start line until 10.25am. Some of Daniel’s family and me caught up with him and his guide at the Cutty Sark (6 miles) and again just after Tower Bridge (13 miles) and he was looking good to complete in just over 6 hours. However back cramps at 23 miles slowed him down a bit. We saw him next at the “600 meter from the finish marker” near Buckingham Palace where we cheered him and his guide to the finish. His official finishing time was 6 hours 25 minutes and 47 seconds and a great personal achievement for Daniel. Daniel has asked me to thank everyone on his behalf who has supported him. Here are a few pictures I took on the day”.
When talking with Daniel’s father and getting an update, to our amazement after the race Daniel didn’t just relax like most people probably would have, he jumped on a train with his guide, went to his hotel to collect his things and then commuted by train to Birmingham. He got there at 11.30pm and was up the following morning at 6am for a swim, he then travelled 6 hours by train to Scotland to watch his girlfriend compete in a visually impaired swimming race. There is no stopping Daniel….!
Not sure about you but this has truly inspired us. A massive well done from us all here at Heppelthwaite the Red Van Plumbers.