Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Mr Hutchinson & The Hull Marathon

As readers of our Blog, Twitter and Facebook accounts will know Mr Chris Hutchinson Director and Solicitor at our Beverley Office took part in the Hull Marathon on Sunday 13th September to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Society. We are very happy to say that not only did Chris complete the gruelling 26.2 miles but he survived to tell the tale and here is his story in his own words:-

‘Whilst waiting calmly, if somewhat nervously, with the other 1100 runners for the race to begin, it was probably a very good thing that I could not foresee the suffering to be undergone at about mile 17 or 18 when my erstwhile trusty legs had turned to lead and I could not imagine how they were going to carry me the rest of the way to the finish line!

It was occasionally really quite hot but the heat was mitigated frequently by a welcome breeze. Although promoted as a flat race, no-one remembered to tell that to the Humber Bridge – we hit the Bridge first from the Hessle side,  at about mile 13, and it appeared  that it sloped upwards for ever. Notwithstanding that, it can’t be denied that there are outstanding views from the Bridge, nor that the rest of the race was interesting. From the Llamas in East Park and the KC Stadium in West Park there was much to grab the runners’ attention. The highlight had to be, however, the fly past by the red arrows as we were making our gruelling progress up (yes another  hill!) Boothferry Road.

I have to admit I was somewhat jealous of the relay runners at times when I saw them handing over to team mates; what I wouldn’t have given for a fresh set of legs!
The marshals were excellent; they clapped and encouraged us all the way and this was particularly appreciated towards the end of the race when every step was painful.  They also had a variety of ‘goodies’ to hand out, not just water, but jelly babies, other sweets, orange slices and bananas.
Despite the pain and suffering endured towards the end of the marathon, the sense of achievement (and relief!) when the finish line is at last crossed is immense.’

Everyone at Murray Hills Solicitors would like to say a great big well done to Chris (and everyone who took part), so far he has raised £345.90 for the Alzheimer’s Society through the Just giving page, there is still time to make a donation no matter how small to this wonderful charity and to help say “Well Done Chris”


“Alzheimer's Society is the leading UK care and research charity for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, their families and carers. To find out more go to www.alzheimers.org.uk

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