• London Marathon for local charity. Update.

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As a once in a life time event, Ben Cartwright is running the London Marathon in aid of Matlock Mencap. He has been been pounding the Derbyshire lanes for over four months in training and recently completed a hilly run of some 25 miles, so Ben feels more than capable of achieving the task.

This Charity is very close to his heart as he had been a volunteer there for some four years attending each Thursday evening, and on occasional days outings. Ben has no overheads and ALL monies received will go direct to the charity. Any amount large or small will be very much appreciated. A prize of £100.00, from his own pocket, will be given or shared to the person/s that guess the time it takes for him to complete the Marathon..


Ben completed the London Marathon last month. It was an amazing day despite the regular soakings and we thoroughly recommend it. His time was 3.54 and so he reached his target of under 4 hours. The support and encouragment Ben has received has been really wonderful and he hopes to have raised over £3,000.00 for Matlock Mencap. Were looking forward to the next one! Thanks again.