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Friday, September 21, 2012
The fifth run of Thorpe St Andrew fundraiser Phil Norman’s campaign for deaf-blind charity Sense has been completed.
Mr Norman is attempting to complete 10 long-distance races within 12 months and has already run races such as the BUPA Great Yorkshire Run in Sheffield and the British London 10K.
Last Sunday Mr Norman, 36, completed the BUPA Great North Run, in Newcastle, and even received a ‘friendly handslap’ from Team GB’s double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah at the start.
Mr Norman said: “The weather conditions were cool and there was a small amount of rain in the air.
“I was one of approximately 30 runners representing Sense on the day in this race and I completed the race in one hour 46 minutes, finishing in the top 7,000 of approximately 55,000 runners.
“The race was started by Mo Farah who offered me a friendly handslap at the start line before the 13.1-mile course.”
Mr Norman, who has already raised more than £1,300 for Sense, was featured in the Evening News in July when he visited adults living in a Sense-supported house in Toftwood, near Dereham.
Mr Norman added: “In October I have races six and seven within a week of each other, the BUPA Great Birmingham Run (October 21, half marathon) and the BUPA Great South Run (October 28, 10 miles in Southsea, Portsmouth).”
To donate to Mr Norman’s cause, go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/PhilNormanLondonMarathon2010