Exmouth Belles raise significant sums of money at London Marathon

22:56 16 April 2014

The Exmouth Belles at the London Marathon

The Exmouth Belles at the London Marathon

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Six Exmouth Running belles had a double celebration this weekend after completing the London marathon and raising just over £9000 for five separate charities, writes Clare Medlock.

The belles praised the generosity of friends, family and local businesses who supported their fundraising efforts and who donated for Sundays race.

The six belles also appreciated the support from their fellow belles who were tracking the progress of the six runners from their homes whilst the six were on the course.

During the race one belle was interviewed by Olympian Denise Lewis on London bridge. Christine Doe praised her father who inspired her to enter the race and raise money for the Parkinson’s society. She also thanked the Exmouth Running Belles for their encouragement.

Five of the belles had been injured in the run up to the event, but all managed personal achievements.

The first belle across the line was Jane MacDonald in an impressive time of 3:38 and next home was Amanda McCann in an equally impressive 3:58.

The pair raised no less than £1,300 between them!

Lorraine Kirby crossed the line in a time of 4:49 whilst the other three belle’s, Clare Medlock, Cally Rowland and Christine Doe all crossed the line in 4:49.

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