Runners raise pots of cash

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SCORES of Derbyshire runners pounded the streets of London at the weekend to raise pots of cash for charity.

Military widow Janine Fountain, 40, of Sutton View, Temple Normanton, completed the gruelling 26-mile challenge in just over five hours.

The mum-of-one, whose husband died in 2001, hopes to have raised £3,000 for the Army Widows’ Association.

Janine, who was featured in last week’s Derbyshire Times, said: “I went through lots of emotions but it was an amazing day.

“The crowds were brilliant – it made me proud to be British!”

Meanwhile, Dr Anthony Natt, of St Lawrence Road Surgery, North Wingfield, finished Sunday’s marathon in just under four-and-a-half hours, raising more than £6,000 for the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

And Alison Purvis-Gisborne, from Dronfield, completed the well-known race in four hours and 20 minutes.

She raised more than £1,000 for Kidney Research UK.