Monday 14 April 2014 

Grayson Runs London Marathon For Lord's Taverners

Essex head coach Paul Grayson with the finishing line of the 2014 London Marathon in sight
Essex head coach Paul Grayson with the finishing line of the 2014 London Marathon in sight
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The 37 runners who took on the London Marathon to raise money for the Lord's Taverners
The 37 runners who took on the London Marathon to raise money for the Lord's Taverners
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Essex head coach Paul Grayson ran the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon in a time of four hours and four minutes to raise money for the Lord's Taverners.

The former Essex and England man took on the course for the benefit of the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity.

"For me, the whole experience has been fantastic from start to finish, and the sense of achievement is enormous," Grayson said.

"It’s an even greater achievement knowing that the Lord’s Taverners Marathon Team has managed to raise over £100,000 for such a worthwhile cause, and I’m sure that figure will continue to rise even further."

Grayson was one of 37 runners raising money for the Lord's Taverners including trustees John Ayling (six hours, 43 minutes) and Leo Callow (six hours, nine minutes.

Fellow trustee John Taylor is running three marathons in three weekends and having completed the Brighton marathon, finished the London marathon in three hours and 34 minutes. He will now head to Boston to complete this hat-trick of endurance races.

Former international cricketer and World Cup winner Holly Colvin, Lord's Taverner's Marathon co-ordinator praised the efforts of the runners.

"Our 37 marathon runners have raised over £100,000 so far, which is an incredible achievement by all," she said.

"The day was thoroughly enjoyable for the runners, their families and supporters."

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