“It was thinking about all the kind people and businesses that had sponsored us, that helped me get through the last couple of miles,” stated Megan Rand, our sales and marketing executive .
Megan and her colleague Zack Ryan, who is the workshop foreman, were both competing in this month’s Cardiff half marathon and raising funds for a local charity, the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital.
The pair achieved their target of raising £600.00, which will be used to help vulnerable babies and children in Wales that need specialist and often life-saving treatment at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital.
Zack just missed out on the under-two hour mark, but Megan achieved a very creditable sub two-thirty finish. Both now have the running bug and fully intend to keep up their training and are aiming to better their times next year.
“The atmosphere generated by a big crowd of supporters really helped me to push on”, said Zack. “I needed all the help I could get from them to encourage me to keep going, especially the last two miles, which was mainly uphill” confirmed Zack.
Megan concurred, “The organisers certainly knew how test us. The uphill section really was the worst bit, but it was all made worthwhile when I crossed the finished line and had my medal round my neck.”
“We both want to wholeheartedly thank everyone that donated. People have been very generous,” added Megan and Zack.
There is still time to add to pair’s total. Their Just Giving page is still active so if anyone wants to add a little donation, post-race, it will be gratefully received. (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mhmcardiffhalf). For more information about the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital visit their website (https://noahsarkcharity.org). Any size of contribution is welcomed.
Megan and Zack are both based at our head office in Port Talbot, South Wales.