Portsmouth Runner's First Marathon Supports Hounds for Heroes
|Published: 16th May 2010 18:25|
A 47 year old from Drayton will be running his first ever marathon to support new charity, Hounds for Heroes.
Garry Botterill will be taking part in the Saab Salomon marathon on the 12th June to raise vital runds for the charity which provides assistance dogs for those injured in the line of duty from the forces and emergency services. The race which takes place on the hilly terrain of Queen Elizabeth Country park would test the most experience of runners but will be the first marathon that Garry has attempted.
Garry, however, is philosophical about the event and said,"I wanted a challenge that would be difficult to achieve and I am proud to support such a worthwhile cause".
Garry hopes to raise £1000 which will go towards training the new pups to help those who have served their country.
Garry will be supported by his wife, local pet portrait artist, Martina Newton, and their 12 year-old-son, Daniel. They are running in the 5K trail run and will meet up with him at the finish. One thing is for certain: at the end of the day they will all be dog tired!
If you would like to help Garry reach his target please go to his fundraising page here.