Marathon success for equipment chiefs

Court Catering Equipment’s managing director Nick Howe and his daughter Rebecca have raised £7,500 for charity after successfully completing the 2013 London Marathon.

Howe completed the race in 4.42, while his daughter was only just behind at 4.53. Their chosen charity was ‘Run For It’, a joint initiative between Age UK and Youth Net.

“Whilst the pain and discomfort was inevitable, the elation of crossing the finish line was incredible. The support along the route from beginning to end was amazing and truly motivational,” said Howe.

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Howe said donations to the charitable cause could still be made by clicking here.

“We really appreciate everyone’s support and the 26.2 was worth every step taken,” added Howe.

Another member of the catering equipment community to complete the race was David Fereday, director of H Fereday & Son, which manufactures Caterlux hot cupboards.

Remarkably, 75-yearold Fereday is of only 15 people in the UK who has completed in every marathon since its inception in 1981.

He completed the course in 5 hours 37 minutes, but says he recorded his best time in 1985 when he ran it in 2 hours 44 minutes.

“If you have a good day and have put in all the training, enjoyment is passing thousands of so-called runners in the last 10 miles and finishing at good speed but this year’s, with an ongoing winter virus and very limited training, it was all about keeping up the streak of finishing the 33rd London marathon rather than enjoying a good result. I was 19 minutes slower than last year.”

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