Marathon

Interview: Oliver Horovitz

By Simon Round, July 10, 2014

Ten years ago, American teenager Oliver Horovitz decided to spend his gap year studying at the University of St Andrews before starting his degree course at Harvard.

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Goodman's double joy

By Brian Sacks, July 28, 2011

Richard Goodman scored a double victory in the National Junior League in Bromley. He won the 800m in 1:57.54 and the 1,500m in 4:01.50, both by convincing margins.

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Lawyer in the fast Lane

May 19, 2011

Nathaniel Lane finished fourth at the England Trail Championships at Forest of Dean.

Lane, a solicitor, completed the 31.76-mile multi-terrain course in 3: 26.

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Langdon resident races to fulfil a dream

April 22, 2011

Daniel Berman, a resident of Manchester Langdon - helping those with learning difficulties to lead independent lives - fulfilled a "lifelong ambition" by taking part in the race, reaching the finish in just under six hours.

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Manchester delighted

April 22, 2011

For Manchester King David deputy head boy Charles Burns, the marathon was the second element of a London sporting double.

Having taken in the all-Manchester FA Cup semi-final at Wembley with family and friends, the Prestwich teenager ran to raise £3,000 for the Children with Leukaemia charity.

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BA leader lands £3k

April 21, 2011

Bnei Akiva worker Rafi Saltman, 22, was inspired to compete by the memory of his former King Solomon High School teacher Helene Conway, who died of cancer in 2006.

Mr Saltman has raised more than £3,000 for Israeli cancer charity Zichron Menachem, and additionally for Nathan Ellul, a severely disabled five-year-old child who requires 24 hour care and adaptations to his family house.

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Nightingale in the money

April 21, 2011

The contingent running for south London care home Nightingale included Sam Vickers (4:50), whose mother Marion Davids is a Nightingale resident. "The atmosphere was incredible and along with the many family and friends there, the crowds cheered me through every mile," he said. "I feel so proud of my achievement and the money I raised for Nightingale.

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It's a Relief to complete the race

April 21, 2011

Mark Sankey, 47, from Prestwich finished in three hours 44 minutes, one of a team of World Jewish Relief runners which brought in a combined £30,000. Mr Sankey, who works in computing, fundraised by offering his IT skills in return for a donation.

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Rabbi sets the pace before leading Seder

By Jennifer Lipman, April 21, 2011

Chabad rabbi Odom Brandman was in good shape for Pesach having completed his first marathon in four hours 45 minutes, raising a higher than anticipated £8,000-plus. The money will go to the Buckhurst Hill Chabad Centre in Essex which Rabbi Brandman, 29, established in 2005.

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It's no pain, no gain for brave Lara

By Jennifer Lipman, April 21, 2011

A woman with a rare tissue condition completed the marathon in eight hours 18 minutes.

Lara Bloom from Bushey decided to enter after watching others pass the finish line last year while she was collecting for charity. As her condition prevented her from running, she decided to walk the 26 miles instead.

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