Ocee's Internal Account Manager, Alice Willson, Warehouse Team Leader, Rui Rodrigues and Business Development Manager, Dan Torchia are planning to run in the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon. Alice, already being a keen fitness fanatic, has competed in other sporting conquests; from mud runs 6-7 times a year to the occasional half marathon. Dan hasn’t got quite as dirty in his previous races but has completed 5 half marathons.
They are all raising money for the Caudwell Children charity; this well deserving charity provides family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families all over the UK. The initial idea to run the London marathon came from Ocee's Managing Director, Alistair Gough spurring Alice on after she had completed the Northampton half marathon. Alice and Alistair thought that the London run would be a great way to help out a very deserving charity. A total of £955 has been raised so far and with just over 170 days to go there’s a strong chance that the duo will raise their goal of £2,500 for the charity.
Alice is aiming to start her training in the New Year. She has a 20 mile race coming up and this will be a great help to find out when she may hit the proverbial ‘wall’. Whereas Dan and Rui have already started their training. Along with their training Alice and Dan will be cutting down their ‘love of food and wine’. Alice will also be spending a little less time at her frequent spin class to save up the energy for running. Dan’s plan for the race is to run together, but Alice intends to let Dan to sprint ahead as ‘he’s quite a lot faster than me… he’ll be waiting at the finish line for me!’. They’ve stated as a pair that they will also be resisting wearing any of those bizarre costumes, Alice commenting, ‘How can anyone run with a fridge on their back’. The cheering and comradery are both an exciting aspect for them all, and they believe that this will help them push through in their flagging moments.
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