Marathon efforts for disabilities

Tim Lumgair from Barcombe in Brighton Marathon
Tim Lumgair from Barcombe in Brighton Marathon
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An activities co-ordinator who ran the 12 miles to and from work in training for the Brighton Marathon has raised £560.

Tim Lumgair was raising money for the Bevern View Trust in Barcombe where he works.

He finished the marathon in an impressive 3 hrs 53 minutes despite damaging his knee halfway through and having a very painful second half.

Tim, 30, said: “Running the 12 miles to work feels like a good training distance, although there are some stretches of road, which are a bit scary.

“I have had a few beeps and waves from supporters to encourage me along the way and it is great to know the people I am fundraising for are also cheering me on.”

Tim had never run a full marathon before but said the support from the crowd was fantastic and saw some supporters from the Bevern View Trust.

As part of his training he did a mixture of running and cycling, including a number of punishing commutes where he ran to and from work, clocking up 24 miles in a day.

The Bevern View Trust is a charity which supports young adults with profound learning disabilities.

It researches and develop new areas of support and campaigns for a greater awareness of disability.

The trust tries to ensure people with disabilities can live active and fulfilling lives. It provides a home for young people with complex disabilities.

To support Tim visit www.justgiving.com/Timlumgairmarathon.

For more information about The Bevern Trust, visit www.beverntrust.org