Team Norwich City complete marathon challenge
City legend Adam Drury and team raise over £10,000 for CSF
All four members of ‘Team Norwich City’ enjoyed a memorable day in London on Sunday, as they completed the Virgin Money London Marathon.
The team, led by Canaries legend Adam Drury, joined the record throng of 38,000 runners who tackled the 26.2 mile course through the heart of the capital.
The 36-year-old former club captain finished the race with an impressive time of 03.42.52.
Adam Drury, recently appointed a CSF ambassador, was joined on the run by Matt Watson from CSF, Chloe Pellican from the club’s Legal & Football Services team, and Canary fan Phillip Minns.
The group together have raised £10,161 for the Foundation, at the last count.
“The atmosphere was incredible,” said Adam. “I was privileged to be asked to do the race. I really enjoyed myself and had such a great day.
“I’ve been overwhelmed by the support of friends, family and supporters with their donations. The money is going to a more than worthy cause, and I can’t thank them enough."
Drury’s former teammates, along with current City players, joined Yellow Army fans in showing their support for Adam, by donating on his fundraising page.
Bradley Johnson donated his signed match-shirt, worn during his goal-scoring performance against Brighton & Hove Albion earlier this season, to Drury’s cause.
CSF director Ian Thornton congratulated the team following their run:
“Adam and the team can be extremely proud of their efforts. They’ve put their bodies through so much both physically and mentally, not just on Sunday, but also in the many months of training leading up to the day.
“I’m really grateful to the team for their incredible dedication in raising such an significant amount for the Foundation, as well as Virgin Money who allocated us the run-spaces.
"Their efforts have certainly raised some much needed funds, whilst also raising some excellent awareness. It will hopefully inspire others to join in and help.”
Jo Barnett, Executive Director of Virgin Money, added:
"We were delighted to support the Foundation by donating a couple of places for this year's race, and were even more delighted to learn that they had managed to raise such a fantastic total for good causes in the Norwich area. Very well done to all involved."
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You can still add to the team’s fundraising total by donating here.
Story added: 27 Apr 2015