Solent City’s Marathon Man Stars Again!

Type of post: Chorus news item
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Posted By: Dave Potts
Status: Current
Date Posted: Tue, 30 Apr 2024

Many congratulations to the Club’s Musical Director, Steve Morris, who ran the London Marathon on Sunday 21 st April. Amazingly, this was Steve’s 11 th London Marathon and his 25 th marathon altogether – Stratford-on-Avon, Southampton and Brighton are just some of the other venues where he’s competed.
Steve says his best-ever time was 3 hours 24 minutes, achieved some 30 years ago when he was younger, fitter and slimmer (his words not mine). But his time on Sunday was still a very creditable 5 hours 26 minutes. Allegedly this was to be his last marathon but the betting is that he might change his mind once he’s recovered.
This time round Steve was raising funds for the Miscarriage Association, in honour of his middle daughter Sarah, who lost her baby 18 months ago. But, as Steve explains, the story has a happy ending as Sarah had a healthy baby girl three months ago. And together with 31 others who were also running for the Association, he helped to raise an incredible £103,000!