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On the run for London's homeless

14 October 2013

Paul Jackson
Thames Reach's Paul Jackson celebrates completing the Ultra Marathon

Thames Reach’s head of finance Paul Jackson ran the Royal Parks Foundation Ultra Marathon this month in aid of London’s homeless.

The Royal Parks Foundation Ultra Marathon covered 50 kilometres, beginning in the heart of London and heading through the city, past landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament before heading out along the Thames towpath and ending in Bushy Park in south West London.

An ultra marathon is defined as a run extending beyond the standard marathon distance of 42 kilometres.

Paul said:  

"I want to thank everyone who supported me. It was a wonderful experience and I received extraordinary help, from the donors, but especially from Martyn Robson and Maria Panova on the day. 

"Without all the support I would not have found the strength to get past the finish line. I am so happy to have been able to contribute in some little way to the good work that Thames Reach is doing. With the right amount of commitment and support I now know anything is possible."

You can still sponsor Paul - please visit his Just Giving page.