Runner supports air ambulance after it helped Grantham businessman

Chris Walton
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A runner’s London Marathon bid is raising money for the air ambulance after his brother-in-law was helped by the service when he fell ill.

Chris Walton, of Spalding, said: “I turn 50 next year nearly three weeks after the marathon and last ran 25 years ago when I ran two half marathons. However, a marathon is a lot further, not just twice as far!”

Chris’ brother-in-law runs a business in Grantham and fell ill on New Year’s Day last year when the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance went to his aid.

Chris hopes to reach a total of £2,000 and has so far raised £700. He has run over 600 miles in training for the marathon which has taken over 83 hours. This year’s Virgin Money London Marathon takes place on April 26.

You can keep up to date with Chris on his marathon facebook page.

You can support Chris on his donation page.