Hundreds of athletes joined Emma Preston, Regional Manager for GPEA and Clint Nykamp, Partner from Fine & Country West Midlands, at Walton on Thames for the Remembrance Day Marathon, marking 100 years since the end of the United Kingdom’s First World War.
The race marked the eighth race in the 12 Marathons Challenge which began in April 2018. The pair are running a marathon per month until March 2019 to support The Fine & Country Foundation, fighting homelessness.
This powerful and emotive occasion has made highlighted this race in the 12 Marathons Challenge.
The race was an ‘out and back’ course on a stretch on three and a half miles. Emma and Clint high-fived seven times as they crossed paths along the route.
Despite heavy showers and a muddy path, this was the most powerful race for Emma and Clint. At 11am air horned sounded to mark the two minute silence. All the competitors stood still, cyclists dismounted and passers-by halted to reflect on the war and our fallen heroes.
For Clint, this was an especially important race. As a former member of the Second Royal Regiment Fusiliers, Clint paid tribute to his fallen comrades and to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress, many of whom are homeless.
Matthew Pryke, lawyer for The Fine & Country Foundation, attended the event to support the pair and said: “It was such a great pleasure to watch Clint and Emma on Sunday. It is a monumental personal challenge they have both undertaken for a great cause. I thank them both and hope the whole Fine & Country network gets behind them for the last four marathons to help them maximise the donations for The Fine & Country Foundation.”
To show your support at the next marathon, join the runners at Nottingham on 1st December. Or, to donate support homeless charities through The Fine & Country Foundation, please visit the F & C Marathon Just Giving Page.
The Fine & Country Foundation focuses upon the issues of homelessness and poverty prevention. Formed in the summer of 2014, the Foundation has grown to see donations of more than £100,000 in 2017 alone, and seeks to raise £1,000,000 by December 2018. Fine & Country offices contribute to the Foundation through regular giving, including donating part of their commission, as well as through a variety of events.