The comeback kids!
PUBLISHED: 13:47 03 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:26 26 October 2009
THE comeback kids – the Spice Girls? Liverpool s Champions League-winning team of 2005? Bill and Hillary Clinton? Add another couple of names to that list. Two former talented Times Territory runners will be coming out of retirement, donning their athleti
THE comeback kids - the Spice Girls? Liverpool's Champions League-winning team of 2005? Bill and Hillary Clinton?
Add another couple of names to that list.
Two former talented Times Territory runners will be coming out of retirement, donning their athletics gear for charity at the Flora London Marathon in April.
Andrew Tappin and Michael Page who went to Mount Grace School, Potters Bar and Onslow St Audrey's School, Hatfield, respectively, have reunited to run in aid of Hertfordshire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre.
Although the pair used to run for the county in their teens, Andrew admits that running longer distances "hurts a lot more than it used to".
"When we finish a five-mile run and you find out you have run it five minutes slower than you used to at school it is tough to take," said Andrew, who used to live in Kimptons Mead, Potters Bar.
"We have learned to forget about our childhood exploits. "It is something that we had been talking about for quite a while but its going to be a real challenge."
The 31-year-old, who used to run cross country at school, hopes to jointly raise around £3,000 with his running buddy.
Michael insists that his 400-metre training at school "will not come in any use".
The 32-year-old, who was a former resident of Clarke's Road, Hatfield, said: "It is a long road training wise but I'm looking forward to it.
"The training is well under way and we are managing to run past plenty of pubs without being enticed in.
"I'm looking forward to a post-run beer already.
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