13 may be an unlucky number for some, but for Scott Garner, regional sales manager at Hurst Plastics, it has proven to be the driving (or rather running) force for him to generate cash for the charity ‘I Can’.
41 year old Scott has laced up his running shoes and is taking part in 13 half marathons (each of 13.1 miles) during 2013. And as Scott chalks up the miles, he’s steadily raising vital funds for ‘I Can’ – a charity which supports children with communication difficulties.
Determined Scott, who has represented Hurst Plastics in the South East for 18 months, has had to train hard for his gruelling challenge and is running up to 40 miles every week to keep in shape for the half marathons. His punishing schedule has seen Scott already run in the Blackpool, Bath, Milton Keynes, Stafford, Sussex and Worcester half marathons. He will have completed 10 half marathons by the summer.
He says: “I really wanted to run for the ‘I Can’ charity because it is not as well known as many other charities, so anything I can do for them will really make a difference. This is a tough challenge and many of the half marathons are running on consecutive weekends, which doesn’t give me much time off in between. With all the training and the half marathons themselves, I reckon that I will have run 1500 miles this year, so I am certainly putting my stamina, and my trusty running shoes, to the test!”
Mark Atkinson, sales director at Hurst Plastics, added: “We are really proud of Scott for taking on such a challenge and are very pleased to support him in raising money for such a worthwhile cause. We wish him the very best in completing the rest of the half marathons.”
To support Scott and make a donation, please visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/scottgarner.
Hurst Plastics is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of high quality PVC-U door panels, infill panels, composite doors and associated laminated products. Products are manufactured at Hurst’s 50,000 square foot purpose built factory in Kingston-upon-Hull and supplied to both the domestic and commercial markets throughout the UK and Europe. Hurst Plastics is a member of the Hurst Group, which was established 40 years ago. With expertise in joinery, building services, ceilings and flooring, the Group is a major force in interior contracting.
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