Twenty years after the death of his father from a heart attack, David Hughes wanted to do something positive to mark the anniversary.
So the Joint Managing Director of Incom Business System decided to pound the streets of Chester to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
David spent months training for the MBNA Chester Marathon and completed the 26.2 miles in 4 hours 56 minutes with an injured calf – muscle that is and not a baby cow!
He raised more than £1,500 for the Foundation thanks to the generosity of customers, suppliers, friends and family who sponsored him on the marathon run.
Around 3,000 runners and more than 10,000 spectators took to the streets of Chester and North Wales for the second annual MBNA Chester Marathon. The event has been hailed a fantastic success story for the region.
David said: “In 2003 I did the Great North Run and vowed never to run a Marathon due to the pain of doing a half marathon
“However as it approach the twentieth year since my father’s death I wanted to achieve something positive out of a negative anniversary.
The British Heart Foundation is the nation’s heart charity and its vision is a world where people don’t die prematurely from heart disease. “The generosity, kindness and support I received from everyone, both astonished and inspired me to complete the race in less than five hours.”