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Sickness did not stop runner completing race for charity
3:30pm Thursday 26th April 2012 in Wiltshire
Rowde pub landlord Phil Hale had a bout of sickness during the London Marath-on – but still completed it.
Mr Hale, 43, had wanted to do the marathon in four hours but due to feeling unwell he finished in 5.06.
He said: “I wasn’t feeling very well at mile six and it all went horribly wrong. I was sick in one of the toilets on the course.”
Mr Hale, landlord of the George and Dragon in Rowde, has raised more than £1,000 for the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust.
“I ran up to mile 14 but from then on it was a mixture of running and walking. It’s a bit of shame but I’m not disappointed. What kept me going was the fact that people had sponsored me,” he said.
Couple Michael and Clare Stynes of Seend have raised more than £2,500 for the Anthony Nolan Trust.
They have both run the London Marathon before and this time Mr Stynes finished it in 3.53 while his wife crossed the line in 4.24.
Mrs Stynes, 38, said: “The crowd was amazing. Because your name is on your shirt people call your name and that encouragement really helped, especially in the last few miles.”
Del Hatton, a Royal Military Police officer based in Bulford and living in Devizes, overcame cramp to finish the event in 4.30. It was his first marathon.
The 41-year-old said: “I was hoping to finish in under four hours but at mile 22 my legs cramped. I managed to shake it off and get round. The atmosphere was fantastic, it was a great day.”
Mr Hatton has so far raised almost £1,200 for The Soldiers’ Charity.
To make a donation, visit www.just giving. com/Del-Hatton