Team Endeavour- A team of runners break the 7 day World treadmill record.
Captained by Glyn Marston and joined by a young Liam Marston.
With a 7 day stint on a treadmill- Glyn was to finish off the week by running in the London marathon with the whole event (including the London marathon) being a great fundraiser for the National Autistic society.
Glyn's son Liam has Autism and Glyn has supported the charity immensely through his running over the years.
Wednesday the 19th of April - Liams 15th birthday... Halfway through the challenge and the birthday celebration began with a chocolate cake in the shape of a hedgehog with chocolate fingers as spines in his back.
Liam was thrilled when complete strangers had wished him happy birthday in the morning (on their way to work) and then gave him a birthday card on the evening (on their way home).
BATGIRL ? BATGIRL ON A TREADMILL ??
Glyn Marston's dedication to charity fundraising has no bounds and when he was asked by a fellow runner, a fellow fundraiser for the National Autisitic society to join him and another friend to be part of a super-hero group on the London marathon, Glyn accepted without hestiation.
"One thing" Glyn was told by Phil Bant- "I will be dressed as Batman, my friend as Robin...... and you Glyn... will be dressed as Batgirl".
"Sounds great to me" replied Glyn- "Just get the costume to me so I can wear it on the 7 day treadmill world record event in the week leading up to the London marathon".
And Glyn wore the costume to attract more publicity and boost the fundraising.
As the seventh day came to a close, it was decided that Liam would close the challenge by being the final runner on the treadmill- running the final twenty minutes to the close of the event.
A huge crowd of folk had gathered outside the store window and most of them who had become fans of Liam Marston through the week.
Everyone was clapping, cheering and shouting out "LIAM, LIAM", and Liam really played up to the crowd by giving a cheeky smile and a wave that I have only seen used by the Royal family.
Liam was enjoying his 'superstar' status in Lilywhites- he enjoyed the hugs and kisses he got from women who worked at the store too.
A great memory of a great fundraising event and a special needs kid who made the event even more special.
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