As we mentioned previously, Andrew Thompson of our Bureau department has decided to run 10 marathons in 10 months in memory of his good friend Chris Hills, whom he lost to leukaemia.

Up to now, Andrew has completed four of the ten marathons and all the money raised will be donated to Leukaemia Research and COCO. Pictured above with his legendary pre-race Scotch egg, Andrew has been flying through his marathons but unfortunately Andrew had a hard lesson to learn in the Caythorpe Canter Marathon when he accidently got lost, adding an extra 2 miles to his marathon. Andrew commented “Lessons learned at Caythorpe; it is possible to enjoy a marathon rather than race it, and mile 28 is harder than mile 26 – a lot harder!”

Here at Cintra we love an excuse to raise money for charity so we organised a buffet day on Monday 14th March where members of staff supported the event by bringing in homemade food and charging each employee £2.50 per plate.

Below is an up to date table of Andrew’s completed Marathons. His next one will be on 3rd July at Coniston.

Date Marathon Completed Time Web Link
12/03/2011 Gin Pit, Manchester 4.01 Gin Pit, Manchester
02/04/2011 Caythorpe Canter 4.42.41 (got lost and ran 28 miles) Caythorpe Canter
08/05/2011 Stratford on Avon 3.56.46 Stratford on Avon
22/05/2011 Edinburgh 3.49.44 (getting better!) Edinburgh

So far Andrew has managed to raise an impressive £2,002.44 towards his £5,000 target.

Please visit Andrew’s JustGiving Page: in order to show your support to this amazing journey he is taking. You can also follow Andrew’s progress on his running club’s website,

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