The WhiteHat committee are delighted to have David Colbourne representing them in the London Marathon this weekend. With a daunting 26.2 miles ahead of him we caught up with David to talk about his preparation and fundraising efforts ahead of the big day.
Picture: David with his daughter after completing a 3okm run wearing his NSPCC running vest-which he will wear on the day of the marathon!
“I began training very gradually from the beginning of this year, starting off with a 10 kilometre run on the 9th January which has now culminated in a 33 kilometere run which I completed on the 5th April.
Since starting my training I have run a total of 355 km (220 miles). At the same time I have been cycling covering 150 km (93 miles) so far this year and completing over 25 km (20miles) on the Cross-Trainer – every km counts in building up strength and preparing for the marathon this weekend.
In the last month alone I have tracked over 210 km in my final push to cross that finish line on Sunday 24th April.”
David will be running the London Marathon in aid of ChildLine part of the NSPCC and just this week reached £2,500 raised against a target of £3,000. This is a fantastic achievement so far and the money raised will enable ChildLine to answer more calls and support more children in their time of need.
There’s still time to support David in his efforts and help him reach his fundraising target- visit David’s just giving page to donate and show your support – the WhiteHat Committee, David and ChildLine thank you in advance, every £1 means ChildLine can answer more calls.
All it leaves us to say is, good luck David, the WhiteHat Committee wish you the very best of luck – we know you’ll do fantastically well!