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Dad Archer and Three Kids Run London Marathon Together For The First Time

Fancy Sponsoring Them For This Special Occasion For St Lukes Hospice

Team Archer Run London!


April 23 is a big day in the calendar for the Archer family, as Dad (Tony) Archer and 3 children (Nathan, Amy and Nicky) all take on the London Marathon.


For those of you who don’t know the Archers, Tony, Amy and Nicky have all been regular members of the senior section of the club for some time now and Nathan has taken up running in the past 12 months.


Youngest family member Nicky is favourite to cross the line first.  Nicky ran in both the 2004 and 2005 London Marathons, however she has qualified for a place in the elite ladies race for the first time this year.


Dad, Tony, is a veteran of many long distance races, and will also be running the Marathon for the third time after achieving a ‘good for his age’ time in last years race.


The eldest of the offspring, Nathan, is a regular 1st team member at Winnington Park RFC and this will be his first attempt at the Marathon distance.


Amy is the main instigator of the fundraising efforts, deciding that if they are all going to run 26.2 miles it should at least be for a good cause!!!  Like Nathan, this will be Amy’s first Marathon.


‘Team Archer’ are raising money for St Luke’s Hospice. Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so at www.justgiving.com/teamarcher or directly with any family member at training or via email (nic_archer@hotmail.com)