Team Norwich City step up training for Virgin London Marathon - Iwan Roberts and David McNally taking part

A marathon team which is hoping to raise thousands of pounds to help disability sport in Norfolk has stepped up its training.

With just over three months to go before the Virgin London Marathon, January traditionally harks the start of marathon training plans for many.

Those already training include Norwich City legend Iwan Roberts, Norwich City chief executive David McNally, BBC Radio Norfolk presenters Stephen Bumfrey and Helen McDermott, Community Sports Foundation director Ian Thornton, EDP editor Peter Waters, Carrow Road chef Martin Colley, former RAF serviceman Craig Richardson and City fan Helen Southgate – together, they make up Team Norwich City. They have taken up the 26.2 mile challenge to raise funds for Norwich City Community Sport Foundation's Sporting Light Appeal which aims to raise �50,000 to enable CSF to continue to deliver their services.

Mr Thornton, 36, who lives in Mundesley, said: 'We've each got our own reasons for running the marathon but ultimately we know full well that the many raised is going to make such a difference to people's lives.'

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