10 April 2014

After another impressive turn out for the Brighton Marathon, Shoreham Port was pleased to congratulate three of their staff that were put through their paces on the day. Bob Weaver, Matt Linscer and Tim Hague all completed the gruelling 26.2 mile race.

Bob Weaver is now a seasoned marathon runner, having completed the Brighton marathon twice before. Bob commented “at my recent third attempt I have broken the four hour barrier and can now enter the London marathon”. Bob has been raising money for the Bon Accord nursing home, which the Port has shown their support to through sponsoring Bob.

Matt Linscer also took on the challenge and said “I was amazed at the camaraderie shown by the other runners and the crowd towards everyone running”. Matt was running in aid of St Barnabas House, which the Port has also sponsored.

Tim ran the Brighton Half Marathon in February and the experience spurred him on to tackle the full marathon last weekend. Tim said, “it wasn’t easy at first, motivating myself during the winter to go out and hit the pavement !The Brighton Marathon is a fantastic event and is extremely successful at raising huge amounts of money for many worthwhile causes.” Shoreham Port donated to Cancer Research, which was Tim’s charity of choice.

Shoreham Port accommodates various running events throughout the year, closing roads and preparing surfaces so they are runner friendly. The team are on hand from early in the morning to ensure the race runs smoothly through the Port. The Port’s Director of Engineering, Tony Parker, was tasked with getting the Port spick and span and ready for the big day.  “It’s a lot of hard work by dozens of people over a number of months to make sure everything runs smoothly on the day, not to mention all the effort put in by the competitors,” said Tony, “but it’s a great boost for the city, brilliant for personal health and it supports hundreds of worthwhile causes.  It also brings a big smile to thousands of faces and that in itself makes it all worthwhile.”

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