After competing in last year’s marathon, Dan shaved another minute off his time in yesterday’s (24th April) event to finish in a time of 4 hours 45 minutes despite suffering a setback.
Dan explained: “Things were going well with a very fast 2.07 half marathon, but my running mate’s knee went at mile 17 and he had to hobble through the final nine miles. Times went out of the window, as I just wanted to get him home through his first marathon, so I was really surprised when we still beat last year’s time.”
Already Dan has raised over £3,530 for BEN through his fundraising page but there’s still time to help him get to his target of £5k: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DanGilkes.
But Fleet World and VAN Fleet World can also raise funds by carrying out their reader registrations/renewals online.
Stag Publications, the publisher of Fleet World/VAN Fleet World, has pledged to donate £1 for every registration or renewal made online.
All fleet operators need to do to help BEN is fill out the online form at http://www.fleetworldsubscriptions.co.uk/
Dan added: “Many thanks to all of my sponsors, large or small, it all adds up and goes to a fantastic cause in BEN.”