Staff in newsrooms across the country have been recovering this week after competing in the London Marathon.
Brad, (33), clocked up a time of 3h 40m, while Terry, (50), found the going tough during his second London Marathon, finishing the 26.2 mile course in 6h 9m.
Brad said: “It was my first marathon and an incredible experience. I think everyone found the heat tough to cope with, but the crowd was amazing and really helped – particularly in the last six miles when I was on my last legs.”
Between them, Terry and Brad have raised more than £4,500 for their chosen cause.
Terry added: “To be honest, I was pleased just to finish. For various reasons I hadn’t done nearly enough training, and when the day dawned hot and clear I knew I was in trouble.
“So I trotted the first half and then walked quite a lot of the second half, accompanied by, among other weird and wonderful competitors, a rhino, a Womble, and Darth Vadar and Chewbacca.”
The 42-year-old raised £300 for Talking Newspapers.
She said: “I finished in 4h 14m, which is some half an hour over my personal best.
“But it was so hot I really didn’t mind – just getting to the finish line was my goal.”
Ed Mezzetti, from the Oxford Mail, also made it to the finishing line – even after collapsing shortly before the end of the race.