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Alexander Devine charity gets set for Windsor Half Marathon this weekend

Alexander Devine charity gets set for Windsor Half Marathon this weekend

Grace Witherden

Alexander Devine charity gets set for Windsor Half Marathon this weekend

Runners from Maidenhead will be taking part in the Windsor Half Marathon on Sunday to raise money for Alexander Devine.


John Devine, co-founder of the charity ran the Windsor half last year and has decided to do it again to try and beat his time.

He said: “The training is going really well, last year it was hot and I got a very bad cramp in my knee so this year I’m quietly optimistic. “

A team from Romans Group New Homes, Crowthorne, are also looking forward to the event. Jason Farrimond, Zoë Smith, Peter Kavanagh, Nicola Greenwood and Tim Foreman have been training for the 13-mile challenge across Windsor Great Park.

Keen runner Chris Withers from Reading will also be running for team Devine.

He said: “I’ve read Alexander’s story and being a parent I was touched by the cause. Berkshire is where I have my entire life and hadn't appreciated that there was no children's hospice in the area.”

Bargain Hunt’s Thomas Plant willl aso be joining his colleagues from auction company SAS, which has put together a team for Sunday. Marc Anderson, Mike Spencer and Neil Shuttleworth will join Thomas on the course, which kicks off at 1pm from the Long Walk, Windsor.

Marc said: “We are running it because we believe the youngest amongst us deserve the opportunity to experience the best of this world, and we want to make sure that illness doesn't rob them of this opportunity.”

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