It may not have been for an actual Olympic gold medal but it certainly felt like it for the two Envirocare runners, who took part in different races over the weekend. A very well done to them both – they received their very own medals for finishing their respective races within the alloted times.
First up, joining the 400 runners taking part in an 11 mile run, was Lindsay Roxburgh. Held on Saturday 27th April, raising money for The Legacy Rainbow House – a wonderful school who help children with acquired brain injury or complex health needs. Running as a member of “Team Phoebe” who attends the school, they alone raised over £1300! Not only that, Team Phoebe held the two winners of the overall race! Great job to all who took part! Lindsay says “On hitting my pain barrier at mile 6! I remembered the reason for taking part in the race in the first place and this pushed me to the finishing line” .
Next up, racing on Sunday, 28th April, in the Greater Manchester Marathon, was Kathryn, daughter of Envirocare Ground Maintenance Director – Phil Harrington. We are sure you will agree, running a Marathon is an extraordinary acheivement and finishing with a great time of just 4 hours and 19 minutes, Kathryn gained her “Commemorative finishers medal”. To give you a few statistics – the 1st female runner over the line finished in 2 hours 42 minutes, with the last female to make it within the allotted running time finishing at 7 hours and 49 minutes. Kathryn raised over £800.00 for Cancer Research and The Christie Charitable Fund and tells us “I have always loved running and this was for charities which are very close to my own heart, I was determined never to give up”.