Terry is top of the class after marathon

Buxton runner, Terry Fowler who successfully broke a Guinness World Record at this year's Paris Marathon dressed as a school boy. His efforts raised �500 for Chapel-en-le-Frith's Blythe House Hospice. Photo contributed.
Buxton runner, Terry Fowler who successfully broke a Guinness World Record at this year's Paris Marathon dressed as a school boy. His efforts raised �500 for Chapel-en-le-Frith's Blythe House Hospice. Photo contributed.

Buxton runner Terry Fowler successfully broke a Guinness World Record at this year’s Paris Marathon - raising money for charity at the same time.

Terry donned school uniform to break the record for the fastest schoolboy in a marathon, raising just over £500 for Chapel-en-le-Frith’s Blythe House Hospice.

A runner for 12 years, Terry’s outfit included a Buxton Community School blazer and a tie from his work place Federal Mogul.

He had received support before the marathon from the then world record holder, Emmerdale actor Tony Audenshaw, from New Mills.

Terry said: “Running a marathon is always a huge challenge, but wearing a shirt, tie and blazer did make it much tougher.

“I completed it in three hours 22 minutes, knocking 14 minutes off the Guinness World Record and taking the title from Tony Audenshaw.

“I am very pleased with my achievement and that I am able to support Blythe House Hospice.

“I just want to say thank you to everyone at Federal Mogul, Otter Controls and all my friends and family who sponsored and supported me.”