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Patrick Raises £1,250 For Aquinoe – Marathon Next?

Patrick Raises £1,250 For Aquinoe – Marathon Next?

Patrick’s great March-a-thon challenge has raised a grand total of £1,250 – and now he’s eyeing a marathon.

In March, Patrick, 42, ran four half-marathons round Reading, setting a series of personal bests and ending with a time of one hour 46 minutes 52 seconds which beat by 49 seconds the mark set a week earlier.

He says: “I would just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported me and donated to the cause. It is such a fantastic charity doing a wonderful job.

“I’m pleased to be able to help in any way and if it involves doing something I enjoy, then great.

“It was a tough challenge but I love running even more after completing the half-marathons – and now my aim to is to do my first ever marathon.”

Aquinoe chair Jean says: “Wow!  The feat is amazing, Patrick is amazing! He has trained every weekend for ages and has done a wonderful job.

“For a small charity like Aquinoe, this injection of money is a real ‘shot in the arm’.

“I’m so proud of him and what he has done.”

Patrick is eyeing the London Marathon although it can be difficult to get into and he says: “I’m sensing a more likely option may be something less famous around the south east of England.”

Jean states: “Whatever you choose we’ll be honoured that you apply.”

Patrick’s wife Helena says: “I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again. I think he’s mad but I’m super proud of him!”