Break trustee to run the London Marathon dressed as a dragon

Break charity trustee, Annie Joyce, dressed in her dragon costume she is running the London marathon

Break charity trustee, Annie Joyce, dressed in her dragon costume she is running the London marathon in, at a board meeting to drum up sponsorship. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

One of the trustees of children's charity Break is set to run the London Marathon this Sunday dressed as a dragon.

Break charity trustee, Annie Joyce, who is running the London marathon in a dragon costume. Picture:

Break charity trustee, Annie Joyce, who is running the London marathon in a dragon costume. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Inspired by Norwich's clan of GoGoDragons!, Annie Joyce will be sporting wings and scales when she runs through the capital's streets.

This week the 44-year-old from Wymondham gave her fellow trustees a sneak preview of her costume at a board meeting at Break's office in Spar Road, Norwich.

Mrs Joyce, who created her costume with the help of her friend Claire Read, said she wanted to celebrate the GoGoDragons! that Break and Wild in Art brought to Norwich in 2015.

'This is a final farewell to the GoGoDragons! really before the new announcement about the next trail takes place,' she said.


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It will be Mrs Joyce's fourth marathon and she has more than £500 pledged in sponsorship so far.

She previously ran the London Marathon for Break in 2013 - including running seven miles of the course barefoot - and she has also run marathons in Prague and Dublin.

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At this Sunday's Virgin Money London Marathon she hopes her time will be as close to five hours as possible.

Her husband Andrew and their two children will be cheering her on in the crowds.

'I am nervous but I know I can do it. I want to enjoy it and I want to take it all in,' she said.

'Last time I was scared I wasn't going to finish. This time I want to take it all in and enjoy the crowds. The weather looks good running weather - cool and cloudy.'

Mrs Joyce, who is head of events for Moneyfacts in Norwich, has supported Break since 2007 when the organisation was Moneyfacts' charity of the year. To sponsor her marathon effort visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/teamJ

Three other runners will also be running the London Marathon to raise money for Break on Sunday.

They are Neil McDonald, Rowan Glennie and William Mullan, and they can be sponsored at www.justgiving.com/Neil-McDonald8/ and www.justgiving.com/William-Mullan-Ro-Glennie/

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