Katie Waine, of Brampton, and Jackie Tomlinson, of Wingerworth, will be taking part in the virtual London Marathon on October 3, raising money for Ashgate Hospicecare and Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Just like last year, because of the pandemic, the 2021 London Marathon is to be a virtual event, meaning people can run it where they live or at beauty spots near and far.
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Chesterfield alderman and former Mayor Stephen Brunt will be the official starter at Brampton Manor and run the last three miles.
John Cannon, of Cannon Events Running Club, will complete the second half of the marathon to help the ladies home to be greeted by the Mayor of Chesterfield, Councillor Glenys Falconer.
The Mayors will be following in the footsteps of Samuel Edward Short, a former Mayor (1908-9) and owner of Brampton Manor who regularly opened up the venue for charitable events and social gatherings, and Councillor Alexis Diouf who reopened the restored historic Manor House during his term as Mayor in 2014.
There will be a reception party at Brampton Manor with live music and a fundraising raffle from 2.30pm and everyone is welcome to celebrate the special achievements of Katie and Jackie.
People out and about that day may see them running around the town – and Katie will take on the added challenge of pushing her baby in a stroller.
As a special celebration of the 40th anniversary of the first Chesterfield Marathon, Mr Cannon has arranged for a special presentation to take place.
His former coach, the Montreal Olympian Keith Angus, will present medals to some of the original participants of the first marathon 40 years ago as they never received one to mark their historic achievement.
Any past participants or relatives of participants are asked to contact John directly at [email protected]
For more information about getting involved in the afternoon music and fundraiser at Brampton Manor, email [email protected]