Covers team completes half marathon

Published:  21 October, 2014

A team from Covers Timber and Builders Merchants successfully completed the Chichester Half Marathon on Sunday 12 October, raising over £500 for the event’s charity, Children on the Edge.

Now in its third year, the Children on the Edge Chichester Half Marathon saw around 800 runners gather in the city.

The five-strong team from Covers included the company’s managing director, Henry Green, Chichester depot manager, Simon Vyvyan and colleagues Phil Clare, Sam Cole and Tom Taylor.

Mr Green said: “It was a tough, gruelling run, but well worth it for the money we have raised for Children on the Edge.

“Children on the Edge is an international charity that has its base in Chichester. Its aim is to ‘bring forgotten children from the edge to the centre’ and focuses on forgotten and fragmented communities not reached by the aid agencies.”

Mr Clare from the Chichester depot was the fastest member of the team, completing the half marathon in one hour, 45 minutes and 2 seconds. He said: “I did quite a lot of training for the run, but it was still pretty hard work, especially tackling the steep ascent to the Trundle.

“I was really pleased to comfortably finish in under the two hour mark and I am proud that the team and I have helped to raise much-needed funds for this fantastic charity.”

Donations can still be made to Children on the Edge and Team Covers via its JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/Covers-Timber-Builders-Merchants/.

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