Added: Monday 28 July 2014
Building Society Boss Runs San Francisco Marathon for Local Charities
Paul Winter, Chief Executive of Ipswich Building Society, ran the San Francisco Marathon in a time of 4 hours 23 minutes and 43 seconds this Sunday on behalf of Fresh Start- New Beginnings and Cancer Campaign in Suffolk. Paul achieved a ranking of 21st out of his age group, coming in 2,585th overall out of 6,580 runners.
The San Francisco Marathon marks Paul's fourth marathon in 15 months, after completing the Paris Marathon earlier this year and London and Chicago Marathons in 2013. The marathon is a loop course which took Paul on a journey around the pacific-coast city and past various iconic landmarks, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and the Ferry Building.
Paul Winter, Chief Executive, Ipswich Building Society, explains his fundraising effort:
"It's fantastic to run around San Francisco, which was a great course but proved a tough challenge, in the name of such good causes. Charity and fundraising is incredibly important and these two charities are close to my heart, as well as being based near where I live and work.
Fresh Start- New Beginnings do vital work helping children and young people who have been the victims of sexual abuse. Cancer Campaign in Suffolk help people throughout Suffolk before, during, and after cancer, providing vital services and offering support advice and information. I hope I can hit my target goal of raising £5,000 to give these essential charities a funding boost."
If you'd like to sponsor Paul: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/paulwinter4