Jean’s husband Dave and son Patrick raised over £350 for Aquinoe running in the annual 10K event round Olympic Park in London on July 2.
Patrick braved a blistered heel to record a personal best of 53 minutes, 53 seconds while Dave came home in 1 hour, 9 minutes, 38 seconds.
Over 6,100 runners took part with Patrick finishing 1,768th and Dave, racing for the third year in a row, a more modest 4,612th.
Dave, 72, says: “I was hoping to keep under 1 hour 10 minutes so I am pleased about that although I was
“It was great to have so much support at the venue from Jean and son Chris and off the track from our most kind sponsors so thanks to everyone who contributed so much.”
The last 100 metres of the event are run up the finishing straight of the Olympic Stadium where so many athletic greats have raced since 2012, the year of the London Games.
Dave says: “I kept just enough in reserve to sprint that last 50 metres. It’s quite a thrill but Usain Bolt can rest easy!”
He adds: “Patrick was a real star running with a heavily bandaged heel protecting a blood blister which emerged a couple of weeks ago so to record the time he did was something special.”
Patrick, 38, says: ” What a thrill to run in the Olympic Stadium. It was a pleasure to help raise money for Aquinoe so that Jean and everyone else can continue their excellent work.
“Thanks to Dave who inspired me to get back into running. Fingers crossed we can continue to run and raise more money in the future.”