Elmhurst Trainer to compete in London Marathon
One of Elmhurst's fantastic trainers, Andy Knapp, is taking part in this years London Marathon (22nd April), in memory of his father, and all for a great cause.
Andy has been an assessor with Elmhurst since 2007, undertaking both Domestic and Commercial energy assessments. However, a lot of assessors may recognise him if they have attended an Elmhurst training course in the last few years.
Since April 2015 Andy has delivered our Domestic and Non-Domestic qualification courses and has also provided important CPD sessions to Elmhurst members.
It's an age-old story - middle-aged bloke gets a bit bulgy about the middle, goes out for a (very short and slow) run. Eleven months later he's about to complete his first half marathon and is signed up for the London Marathon in April 2018. People are even calling him Forest Gump. OK, it's not an age-old story, or even a particularly exciting one, but it's mine.
I'm raising money for the North Wales Cancer Appeal (northwalescancerappeal.co.uk) via Awyr Las ('Blue Sky' for the English amongst you). As many people will know I lost my dad to cancer when he was 59. He was a runner - he ran for Oxford University, and he was there at the Iffley Road Track in 1954 when Roger Bannister broke the 4-minute mile. Most beach visits as a child would involve him jogging off for a couple of miles barefoot up the waterline.
The North Wales Cancer Appeal was originally set up as the Ron Smith Appeal in '91, just two years before my dad died when patients in North Wales had to travel to Clatterbridge for treatment. In the 12 years that followed they raised £2m towards equipment and facilities. Cancer affects all of us directly or indirectly at some time, so having the best possible facilities is vital for all of us. I hope you will help me to support NWCA.
Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to the charity. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.
I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.
Elmhurst have already donated to Andy and so far he has raised almost £1450, only £550 shy of his £2000 target. Any amount will help towards his target. You can donate to Andy by clicking below or if you would like further information, can find out more on his fundraising page.