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Philippa Blowfield

Haddenham resident Dr Philippa Blowfield will be running the Official 40th London Marathon next Sunday, 4th October. Of course, due to Covid restrictions, the event cannot take place in London. So instead 45,000 runners across the world are running the distance in their local communities.

You are likely to have spotted Philippa on her many training runs around Haddenham in the last few months, but she has chosen to run the Marathon in and around Thame in Sunday, to contend with less traffic.

Says Phillipa: "I am really looking for physical support around the route to cheer me on — and sponsorship would be great too, of course. Without the normal London Marathon crowds (which I gather help keep runners like me going) I am going to find it more of a challenge — so I'm desperate for any support at all.

"I will set off from Sycamore Drive, Thame at 8.30am and then doing four laps to make up the magical 26.2 miles!"

If you're unable to be present in person to help wave Philippa along but do feel able to contributue to her fundraising efforts, here's the link.

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