NORWICH MAN’S DEBUT MARATHON RAISES OVER £7,500
A Norwich property professional and charity trustee has raised over £5,500 for Norfolk’s sight loss charity, and £2,000 for a New York children’s charity – by tackling his first ever marathon in his 50th year.
Guy Gowing, a trustee of the Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind, and managing partner at Norfolk property services firm Arnolds Keys, completed the New York marathon in 4 hours 23 minutes – averaging a mile every ten minutes.
Mr Gowing raised a total of £7,500 through his exploits, £2,000 of which went to the New York Marathon’s own good cause, NYRR Team for Kids, which supports deprived children in the city, with the remaining £5,500 going to the NNAB.
“It was an amazing experience, joining 50,000 other runners in a real festival atmosphere,” said Mr Gowing. “I always knew I had a marathon in me, and decided that my approaching 50th birthday meant that it was ‘now or never’.
“I am pleased to have posted a respectable time and in the top half of the field, and delighted to have raised so much money for two fantastic causes. I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who sponsored me – with so much support, I was certainly motivated to get to the finishing line.”