A marathon effort from Wrekin

Published:  07 July, 2016

Staff from Wrekin Products has run the equivalent of 11 marathons to raise over £400 for the British Heart Foundation.

MyMarathon took place across Britain in May. Each person had to run the length of a marathon during the month, choosing to run as far at a time as they wanted and logging their progress towards the 26.2 mile total.

Heather Coxon, sales account manager at Wrekin, organised ‘Team Wrekin.’ Eleven members of the Lichfield-based company took part in MyMarathon, collectively raising more than £400 for the British Heart Foundation. By hitting this milestone, Wrekin will receive a MyMarathon trophy for its fundraising efforts.

“Team Wrekin was so passionate about participating in MyMarathon that some of the runners actually ran more than a marathon. We’re very happy to support the life-saving research that the British Heart Foundation does, especially in a way that helps us to keep fit while we raise money,” said Ms Coxon.

Chris Eccleston, marketing manager at Wrekin, was one of the runners and also organised a cake sale to add to Team Wrekin’s fundraising. He said: “I’m delighted to have completed MyMarathon for the British Heart Foundation, a charity that has helped friends and families when they’ve suffered heart problems.”

In total, MyMarathon attracted nearly 22,000 runners across the UK, covering a distance of over half a million miles.

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