Medica Packaging Man Clocks 2:44:45 for London Marathon
Dave Betteley, PrePress Team Leader at Medica Packaging operation in Crewe, ran a 2:44:45 which earned him a more-than-respectable 357th place (out of some 36,000 starters!) at the London Marathon, which took place on April 13, 2014.
This superb performance has now qualified Dave for a position on the championship start for next year’s race.
Print and packaging people are urged to dig deep into their pockets to salute this remarkable effort. Dave was running to raise money for the Special Care Baby Unit at his local Leighton Hospital, Crewe, and whilst he was aiming at a sub-three-hour finish, the time achieved deserves our collective salute!
“The Special Care Baby Unit has a special place in Dave’s heart as his youngest son spent the first week of his life there, and it is thanks to the dedication of staff in the unit that his son is here today. The money raised by Dave, and others, is going to Leighton Hospital’s recently launched “1 in 11 appeal”.
As an added incentive, Dave’s eldest son has already completed the Sport Relief Charity Swim raising almost £500. “I’ve got try and at least match that,” said Dave,