Welwyn Hatfield Runners gearing up for Flora London Marathon

THOUSANDS will take to the streets of the capital this morning (Sunday) for the Flora London Marathon, and Times Territory is well represented. Find out who

THOUSANDS will take to the streets of the capital this morning (Sunday) for the Flora London Marathon, and Times Territory is well represented.

Mark Jackson, from Timbercroft, WGC, will be running for the second year in a row, to raise money for the National Autistic Society. Mark's son, five-year-old Dylan, is autistic.

Noel Nallen is raising money for a cause very close to his heart, the Isabel Hospice in WGC.

He said: "I am doing this as my dad passed away from throat cancer in May 2005 and had his last week at Isabel Hospice."


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Almost 30 runners will be raising money for the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund this year, 18 years after the Welwyn athletics coach and broadcaster died.

Ron's widow Jean, who founded the charity, said: "Every penny raised by our runners in the London Marathon is given out in grants to young athletes the following January."

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