Willesden Green friends make London Marathon a family affair

PUBLISHED: 16:51 24 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:45 25 April 2018

Willesden Green friends Mich Preston and Sarah Myers ran the London Marathon

Willesden Green friends Mich Preston and Sarah Myers ran the London Marathon


Two friends from Willesden Green braved the heat on Sunday to run 26.2 miles for a Jewish charity.

Sarah Myers, 37, was running her first marathon alongside 39-year-old Mich Preston. Their efforts were in aid of Jewish Care, which looks after Sarah’s grandmother.

Sarah said: “Everyone was just brilliant and the support all along the way was amazing, it was so good to see my family and have a nice warm welcome at the end. It was great to be supporting this amazing organisation.”

Mich said: “It was harder than I thought it would be, but I loved it. We both have three kids and work four days a week – so squeezing in training has been the biggest struggle and the weather has been quite a challenge.

“Our families have been amazing – the kids have been fundraising in the playground. Seeing them on the day with their home-made banners has spurred us on and we’re so grateful for all the support.”

Sarah and Mich were among six Jewish Care runners who raised more than £26,500 in total.

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