Last Sunday 5 of April Simon Britten from Romford decided to run a marathon to raise money for the NHS staff at Queen’s hospital.
Being on lockdown meant Simon could not run the route he may have wanted to, so instead he ran the 26 miles down his road.
Simon told the Havering Daily: “It was a spare of the moment thought, I had been wanting to raise money for our amazing staff at Queen’s hospital so I thought this would be a great way to do it.
“It also gave people the chance to come out of the house and just stand on their doorstep and from a safe distance talk to each other.“
Running up and down his street was the talk of the day, as his neighbours came out to cheer him on.
“I thought that boredom would set in doing the same road up and down endless times but it didn’t as all the residents of Navarre Gardens came out to cheer me on and support me throughout the 26 miles.
“The locals were great and kept me motivated and it was a great way for everyone to talk to each other from a distance.“
Simon started his just giving page last Wednesday and has raised £1334 so far all to be donated to staff at Queen’s hospital.
The amazing accomplishment took Simon 4 hours and 10 minutes and was Simon’s first-ever marathon.
He ran 57 laps of his road in Romford. “I wanted to do something to raise money for our NHS staff that need our help and this was a way to do it.“
Well done Simon!.