Seaford Marathon raises money for Eddie Kidd

SUNNY and humid conditions prevailed at Seaford Marathon as local hero Eddie Kidd started the race, which saw almost 100 runners compete.

The race on Sunday August 21 raised £1,500 which will go towards a new wheelchair for the former stuntman.

He was left with a brain injury after an accident in 1996 and confined to a wheelchair.

Despite his disabilities, he completed the London Marathon this year by using a frame which allowed him to walk and has raised more than £90,000 for charity.

Michael Martin from Seaford Striders said: “It was a privilege that the beneficiary of all the funds raised from this year’s event, Eddie Kidd, was present to start the race. He is an inspiration to us all, the fantastic achievement of completing the 2011 London Marathon in 43 days.”

Mark Halls of Brighton & Hove AC finished 1st in 3:14:33. Natasha Swan of Seaford Striders was the 1st woman in a course record of 3:59:40. full For results and photos visit www.seafordmarathon.co.uk.