Get in touch with your London Marathon 2017 stories

Lisa Blair has been running half marathons in training for the London Marathon. Picture: Lisa Blair.

Lisa Blair has been running half marathons in training for the London Marathon. Picture: Lisa Blair. - Credit: Lisa Blair

First time runners to experienced race-goers will be pulling on their trainers next month for the world-famous London Marathon.

Tim Powter-Robinson. Photo: Liz Tribe

Tim Powter-Robinson. Photo: Liz Tribe - Credit: Liz Tribe

Thousands of people are taking part in the gruelling 26.2 mile challenge on April 23 which takes in the capital's famous landmarks including the Cutty Sark and Tower Bridge.

And many of those will be raising money for a variety of charities.

The EDP and Norwich Evening News would like to speak to people from this region taking part in the marathon.

To get in touch with your story email reporter sophie.wyllie@archant.co.uk or call 01603 772531.


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Mum on a mission

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A mother-of-three from Aylsham who only pulled her first pair of running trainers last autumn is taking part in her first marathon for World Cancer Research Fund.

Teacher Lisa Blair, 45, from St Michael's Avenue in Aylsham, said: 'I was spurred into action when one of my best friends, Mike Beard, who has been combatting cancer for years, was diagnosed as terminally ill at the end of last year. He has just months to live. Humbled by his bravery and positivity, I wanted to do something to celebrate my health and to contribute in any way I could, to the incredible work of the World Cancer Research Fund.'

To sponsor her visit www.virginmoneygiving.com and search Lisa Blair.

Architect's marathon effort

Stoke Holy Cross architect firm partner Tim Powter-Robinson, 56, is taking part in the marathon for Blind Veterans UK - the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-servicemen and women.

Mr Powter-Robinson said: 'My father was in the navy and served late in the Second World War. When his eye sight began to deteriorate later in life, he began to receive support from the charity and they were really fantastic.

'Blind Veterans UK helped him remain in work, despite being registered blind, by providing him with the means to travel there, as well as various visual aids and support in adapting the family house.'

The charity still supports his mother which is how he understands the importance of fundraising for the charity.

To support Mr Powter-Robinson visit www.virginmoneygiving.com and search Tim Powter-Robinson.

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