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Post journalists complete city's half-marathon

Journalists on a regional daily raised more than £1,300 by competing in a half marathon on their patch.

The eight-strong Bristol Evening Post team all completed the 13.1 mile Bristol half-marathon – despite some last minute injuries, and rather appalling weather.

The team consisted of reporters Liz Webster, Tom Morris, James McNamara and Emily Koch, photographer Dave Betts, sub editor Grace Mernagh and their former colleague Martin Booth.

They raised an impressive £1,318.60 for the Prince’s Trust, which helps young people through training, skill building, business loans, grants, personal development and study support outside school.

  • The successful Evening Post team: Back row (L-R) Liz Webster, Nick Copson, Dave Betts, Tom Morris, Martin Booth, James McNamara. Front row: Emily Koch and Grace Mernagh
  • Team captain Liz, 29, said: “Everyone on the team did amazingly. Emily broke both her legs just over two years ago, so it was a real personal achievement just to get around the course.

    “Grace, who managed to generate the most in fundraising, and James did brilliantly to complete their first ever half marathons and we were all very proud of Nick, who took part despite limping to the start line with an injured foot.

    “Martin, Tom and I all broke two hours so were pretty pleased although there are several aching bodies in the office today.

    “We’re overwhelmed by the level of support and sponsorship so thanks to all who donated.”


    James Cowling (09/09/2010 08:54:01)
    Well done everyone..a shame Rob Stokes didn’t get his lycra on and take part, though.

    Stamper (09/09/2010 09:20:18)
    Well done Tom, top effort

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