Graham Laverick, Managing Director of Prismatic Wealth, is a keen runner who enjoys destressing from a hard day’s meetings with a healthy run around his local area or joining forces with members of his running club.
However, Graham thought he might have stepped over the mark when he was lucky enough to be chosen in the club ballot to take up one of their guaranteed places to run the London Marathon.
He told us: “I am quite happy to train to run a half marathon and have really enjoyed participating in these in the past but this is twice the distance!”
Graham had in fact applied for his own place in the London Marathon but had not been successful. Then in November last year he realised his ambition would be realised after all. He and a running buddy immediately set out to train for the distance but his buddy took a bad step and broke his leg!
So, on his own, come rain, snow, hail, wind and very often darkness Graham started the long slog towards preparing for the Marathon. To give him extra incentive he followed the example of thousands of other runners and chose to raise funds for a local charity.
Spurred on by friends and colleagues, his training successfully finished, Graham is now resting up before his big day on Sunday when he will hopefully see his ambition realised and can enjoy his first pint in months! He will also have raised over £1,000 sponsorship for Butterwick Hospice Care in Stockton for which we are extremely grateful.
He has raised this mostly through his JustGiving page. To sponsor Graham go to www.justgiving.com/Graham-Laverick1
Graham will hopefully be joined in achieving his ambition by seven other amazing supporters including Marcus Dicken, Jennifer Lowe, Scott Nielsen, David Fender, David Ferguson, Rosie Hebblethwaite and David Mogie.
Everyone is running with our very best wishes for a really enjoyable race (despite the weather forecast for rain and sleet) and our heartfelt thanks from everyone at Butterwick Hospice.