Chris Tyler-Humm and Craig Storey are looking forward to running the Brighton Marathon next month and ticking off something on their bucket lists.
The pair, who have both worked for the company for seven years, will run alongside more than 12,000 others through the city centre and along the seafront before finishing at the iconic Madeira Drive on Sunday 10th April.
Chris, who is due to retire this year, has wanted to do a marathon since taking up running five years ago.
“I was due to compete last year, but got injured three weeks before and had to pull out. My training is pretty intensive, early mornings in the dark and some long 25-30k runs too. I also joined a gym. It’s a mental challenge as well as a physical one and I’m really looking forward to it.
The Driver Technician, who is a member of Vegan Runners, will run alongside other members of the club as well as Craig.
“Craig and I didn’t plan to do the marathon together, but we have taken part in a half marathon together before.”
Craig, aged 46, a Warehouse Supervisor is raising money for Cancer Research, a charity close to his heart.
“I’ve wanted to take part in a marathon since I was in my late 20s, but I just never seemed to have the time to commit to that level of training. I am turning 47 this year and wanted to get it done before my knees give up the ghost! I am raising money for Cancer Research as I have lost a few family members to cancer, including my grandmother, who I never got to meet.”
Craig has suffered a series of setbacks throughout his marathon training, including a knee ligament injury and family members contracting Covid, however he is currently training on a treadmill to be a bit kinder to his knees and said he can now run 18km quite comfortably without burning out.
“With everything that has happened, I’m over the moon at this stage to be as prepared as I am. I can’t lie, I am getting quite nervous about the whole thing.”Craig has so far raised £445 of his £550 target. If you’d like to sponsor him, head to his fundraising page here /p