London Marathon 2016: Dunmow’s Charlie Ross aims to run again - next time to help 70-year-old complete 10th marathon

Charlie Ross

Charlie Ross - Credit: Archant

Despite being injured Charlie Ross finished the London Marathon in five hours, 27 minutes and 50 seconds.

The 32-year-old from Great Dunmow said: “It was a great day. I was injured beforehand so all targets went out of the window.

“Everyone hits the wall so that was a low point but seeing my family at Tower Bridge and my friends in Canary Wharf was good and a lift. You have your name on your chest so strangers are cheering you on and that helped massively.”

He added: “I had a target of £2,000 and so far I’ve raised £2,200 but I’ve got a quiz this week and £150 going in today so I reckon I will have raised £2,700 for Prostate Cancer UK all in.

“I’m going to put myself in the ballot next week. There was a 70-year-old I met on the internet while training who has done the marathon nine times and he said he’d do a 10th if I did it with him.”

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