Gary Achieves His Ambition
councillor Gary Wyatt (pictured above) has just completed his first ever
half marathon – at the age of 60.
Gary completed the
Norwich Half Marathon in a credible 2 hours 15 minutes and has vowed to
take part in more events.
“It was my first
formal half marathon but I do an eight to 10 mile run every week, so I
just put in a few extra runs in the weeks leading up to the event. I
intend continuing with my weekly running and I would certainly do another
half marathon “ Gary said.
He admits that the
primary reason for running was “personal satisfaction” but he also
raised money from sponsorship which will be split between the East
Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and the Big C Appeal.
Gary said that he had
felt inspired at the start of the event when he heard the Chariots of Fire
“It was very wet,
muddy and cold but I felt quite excited particularly when the Chariots of
Fire theme was played at the start,” he added.
Gary was co-opted to
Hethersett Parish Council earlier this year.