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Scott enjoys London Marathon experience

26 April 2013

Town physio completes the marathon in under 4 hours

Scott Gormley, Shrewsbury Town's assistant physio, was pleased to achieve his target of completing his first London Marathon in under four hours. 
 
Scott has already raised £700 for Macmillan Cancer and hopes, with donations still coming in, that figure may yet rise to around £1,000. 
 
Scott, 24, who has worked at the Greenhous Meadow alongside senior physio Chris Skitt for the last two years, had trained hard since Christmas and insisted he enjoyed the experience of pounding the streets of the capital.  

"I wanted to do it in under four hours so I was pleased to get round in 3:53:03," said Scott. "It was an unbelievable experience. There were 800,000 people out watching on the streets and it was great to have so many cheering you on.

"I got cramp at 18 miles so I had to grit my teeth and get on with it but once I got to 22 miles I saw my family and that made a massive diffference. 
 
"It was all a bit surreal but once you're finished it soon starts to sink in.
 
"The ballot for next year's event opens on Monday so I'll certainly apply to do it again - I've got the marathon bug now and it's a fantastic day out."
 
Scott, from Hinstock, said he decided to run the London Marathon for a new challenge while he was also keen to support such a worthy cause.
 
"Cancer sadly affects most people at some stage," he added. "I lost my grandad to cancer and the Macmillan nurses did so much for us.
 
"It's a great cause to be able to support as they are self funded."
 
Scott added he would be grateful for any support Shrewsbury Town fans can offer.
 
To sponsor Scott, test RUNS57 to 70070 and choose the amount you wish to donate,  starting from £1, or you can also pledge your support by visiting www.justgiving.com/scottgormley
   


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