Marathon run to raise funds

Clocking up the miles has paid off for three runners who completed the Virgin London Marathon.

The efforts of 60-year-old Philip Carnall, from Whaley Bridge, has so far seen over £3,000 raised for charity.

Philip ran in the London Marathon to support a number of charities including Blythe House, The Christie Hospital, Macmillan and Breast Cancer Care.

He said: “It was an endurance challenge and I finished with a sunburnt head, one black toenail and two bruised heels, but a happy heart, because my wife was there to meet me.

“We had many generous sponsors who supported us and I am so pleased to have raised some money for such deserving causes.”

You can still support his fundraising and donate to: Blythe House Hospice at Chapel-en-le-Frith by visiting

Alternatively you can send donations to Blythe House or you can support Macmillan, The Christie and Breast Cancer Care by visiting:

l Setting a new Guinness world record as the fastest person to run a marathon dressed in a nun’s fancy dress costume was Kevin Day, 46, who runs for Whaley Bridge based Goyt Valley Striders.

In his 160th marathon he clocked up 3hrs 17mins 58secs beating the previous record of 4hrs 00mins 28secs.

The costume was given and sponsored by The Fancy Dress Shop, Market Street, Buxton.

He has raised over £700 in the process for Cancer Research UK.

lRunning in his first marathon, Kinder Mountain Rescue Team member Adrian Taylor has raised more than £550.

He was one of five team members nationally to be picked to run in aid of Mountain Rescue Teams of England and Wales and help raise awareness about the voluntary organisation.

To make the challenge even harder he carried a rather large mountain rescue backpack round the course - but still managed to complete the marathon in 5hrs 30mins 31 secs.

Donations can still be made at