Three Oxtonians getting set for the London Marathon

Not one, not two, but at least three runners from Oxton will be taking part in the Virgin London Marathon on 21st April 2013.


David Wilkes is running for Parkinson’s UK, to help find a cure for Parkinson’s and assist those affected by this progressive neurological condition.

If you would like to sponsor David you can do so at the following website:

Paula Wilson is running to raise money for the charity ‘Phab Kids’. Her target sponsorship amount is £1600 so please consider sponsoring her to help this charity which is dedicated to the integration of people with and without physical disabilities enabling them to enjoy the same opportunities and challenges as the able-bodied and bringing them together on equal terms.

To sponsor Paula, please visit

ianIan Buchan is raising money for Scope, the charity that helps those affected by Cerebral Palsy. Over the years Ian has raised thousands of pounds for Scope in treks to Everest Base Camp and Mera Peak, both in Nepal.

Any donations to Scope would be gratefully appreciated at or by contacting Ian at Lilac Farm Barn, Water Lane 0115 9653987.

When you think about it it is remarkable that from a population of about 600 in Oxton we have three runners out of a total of about 40,000 attempting the London Marathon; we are punching well above our weight.

Good luck to all the runners!

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