Darren Turner will swop his race boots for running shoes on April 22nd when he takes on the challenge of the Virgin Money London Marathon. As a proud patron of the Born Free Foundation since 2014, Turner is running to raise money for this global force for wildlife at a time when action is needed more than ever.
“My biggest motivation for doing the London Marathon is Born Free,” said Turner. “It is a wonderful organisation that strives to provide a safe and secure future for some of the world’s most magnificent creatures.”
Turner first took part in the London Marathon in 2009 and he finished in a steady 4hrs and 12 minutes. He was on target to beat that time at his second attempt in 2010 but ended up two minutes shy when he had to make a pit stop for an emergency blister repair. Eight years on, he is determined to beat the clock!
“It annoys me that I didn’t manage to break the four hour mark,” he said. “This time I have come up with a cunning plan that actually involves proper training as I am determined to see ‘three hours something’ on the timing board when I cross the line.”
“Please please please help me to support the fantastic work of the Born Free Foundation by sending me your spare change via this link.