Here at David Ball Group, we couldn’t be more proud of our employees who are about to run the London Marathon this weekend. They have raised over £8,000 in recent years for various charities and this year is no different.
Here is a small bio of our runners;
Liam Leonard – Technical Standards Manager – No: 38515
Liam is about to embark on his second London Marathon and is raising funds for Children with Cancer. The charity works closely with children who are battling various cancers and any funds raised go straight back into researching and protecting future generations. Liam has been training since October and is feeling confident that he will improve on his last time.
“Having said I would never run the marathon again, I applied via the ballot and was gutted not to get it. I then decided to go via the charity route and am honoured to be running for Children with Cancer, trying to raise as much money for the extremely important work they do supporting young people and their families going through this terrible disease. My training has been going well and I feel prepared and ready for Sunday.”
Kevin Feane – Internal Technical Sales Co-Ordinator – No: 35666
Kevin is a seasoned pro at this running lark as this will be his fourth marathon and this year he is raising money for Beating Bowel Cancer. Kevin is a last minute stand-in due to someone dropping out and has only been training since late January.
“My mum was diagnosed with bowel cancer last year. Fortunately, she is in remission, but when the opportunity came up to raise funds for Beating Bowel Cancer, I couldn’t turn it down. Although I have run 3 marathons before, it was some years ago but at least I know what to expect and have been getting in as much training over the last 11 weeks as possible.”
Rowan Swanser – Compliance Manager – No: 12533
Rowan is running his very first London Marathon on Sunday. He is a very keen runner who regularly runs charitable 10km runs for the local Wildlife Trust. However, the marathon will be his longest run yet.
“My training has been struck with some injuries but I am back fighting-fit, ready for the mammoth challenge of the London Marathon on Sunday. I started running last year and the natural progression was to work towards the marathon, although it was a mixture of apprehension and excitement when my place was confirmed.”
All at DBG will be supporting and willing you round the 26.2 miles of the London Marathon on Sunday. If you are down in London supporting the runners on Sunday, please give a cheer for the DBG team runners. Good luck, lads!