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Lynch Brothers Marathon Runners

1 team member

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]February training update:[/p][p]Training is going well for the marathon challenge with all of us upping our long run to a half marathon distance. There have been a few niggles though as Rob has had a calf strain that has required some attention from the physio and Darren is trying to manage his bad ankle which he broke this time last year, but still lacks full flexibility of movement. Merrill seems to be racking up the most miles as it stands. Thoughts are moving on to getting in some longer runs still, culminating in at least a 3h 30 minute effort or around 20 miles. [/p][p][b]Lynch brothers take on the triple crown of physical challenges![/b][/p][p]Every year Merrill, Rob and Darren Lynch, of Lynch Plant Hire, challenge themselves to a ‘brothers Lighthouse Day’ to raise money for the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity, the charity that provides financial and welfare support to those who are suffering long term injury or illness within the construction sector.[/p][p]And it seems that each year, the challenges are getting more and more physical and the training regimes more gruelling. [/p][p]Last year the three brothers conquered the Yorkshire three peaks, Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough raising over £3,000 for the Lighthoise Club charity. [/p][p]The previous year saw them complete a 12 mile ‘Tough Mudder; challenge, billed as the world’s most difficult obstacle race, they made it to the finishing post looking very muddy in just 3 hours and 25 minutes raising £5,000. [/p][p]But this year sees the trio take to the capital for the ultimate physical challenge when they take on the London marathon on 22nd April. [/p][p]Training is well underway and the competitive streak is already beginning to show, though Merrill Lynch did admit at the Lighthouse Christmas annual lunch, “that he was a ‘little bit’ behind in training compared to his brothers”. [/p][p]Robert Lynch said, “Training for a marathon requires a lot of time, dedication and mind over matter. But as brothers, we motivate each other to keep going, especially knowing that we are raising money for such a great cause. As a company and as individuals we have been long term supporters of the Lighthouse Club Charity and it is an amazing feeling to support our construction colleagues through difficult times. We enjoy the challenges and each year they seem to get more and more ambitious, but I think we’ll get the marathon completed before we think about next year!”[/p][p]As well as raising vital funds for those in need in the construction industry, Merrill, Rob and Darren dedicate their achievements to their late mother Celia Lynch who was a Director of Lynch Plant for 30 years.[/p]
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2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

22 Apr 2018


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