Exmouth councillor to run marathon

BRIXINGTON’s independent town councillor and former mayor who thought he would never run again following an accident will be running the London Marathon again this year.

BRIXINGTON’s independent town councillor and former mayor who thought he would never run again following an accident will be running the London Marathon again this year.

Trevor Cope will be running to raise money for Merlin: The International Medical Charity and he has pledged to raise �1,700 to cover the costs of a doctor’s equipment for one year in the field.

Trevor was told he may never walk properly again after undergoing reconstructive surgery on a shattered femur, but last May he ran his 68th marathon, despite not having run competitively for 17 months.

Cllr Cope, 58, an English teacher at Sidmouth College, will be running his 21st London Marathon.


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He said “I hope to run 100 marathons before I call it quits, but I’ve done over 70 and that isn’t bad.”

A member of the Exmouth Harriers, he is raising money for the medical charity which was one of the first on the scene after the Haiti earthquake.

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He added: “They do really important work; the charity is also involved in the ongoing Israel and Palestine conflict.”

You can make a pledge on his website: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TrevorCope

and you can find out more about Merlin at: www.merlin.org.uk.

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