High Peak runners are gearing up for London Marathon

Rosie Howitt
Rosie Howitt

People with a passion for running have been clocking up the miles in preparation for the London Marathon this month.

Rosie Howitt, 26, from Chapel-en-le-Frith, will joining thousands of runners on April 26 in aid of the Together Trust.

Daren Hunt has been chosen to represent Mountain Rescue England and Wales for the London Marathon on April 26.

Daren Hunt has been chosen to represent Mountain Rescue England and Wales for the London Marathon on April 26.

She said: “I am a keen and passionate runner and being able to participate in the London Marathon is helping to fulfil a lifelong ambition of mine. I have previously ran in the Great Manchester Run (10K) six times and have now decided I am now ready to complete my first marathon.”

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team member, Daren Hunt, was given just ten weeks to get fit following notice that he has been given the honour to represent Mountain Rescue England & Wales in the 2015 marathon. Daren has only been a team member since 2013 but he’s no stranger to long-distance running, having completed three previous marathons and 15 half marathons.

That’s not to mention his longest event which covered 75 miles in 36 hours. Daren is hoping to achieve his personal best time but more importantly, he wants to raise lots of money for mountain rescue’s national body, Mountain Rescue England and Wales.

Sponsor Daren at justgiving.com/darren-hunt8.

To help Rosie reach her £1,500 target, log-on to justgiving.com/rosieslondonmarathon.

The Together Trust provides care, community and special education services for people with behavioural challenges, learning difficulties, physical disabilities, complex health needs and autism.