Leicester vet Chris Sherwood is busy pounding the city streets in preparation for the 2011 Virgin London Marathon on April 17, which he will be running to raise vital funds for PDSA.
Leicester vet Chris Sherwood is busy pounding the city streets in preparation for the 2011 Virgin London Marathon on April 17, which he will be running to raise vital funds for vet charity PDSA.
Mr Sherwood, who works at the vet charity‘s Leicester PetAid hospital, has a strict training schedule in place, cycling the eight miles to and from work every day, swimming twice a week and running every other day, all in preparation for his 26.2 mile mission.
He said: “I first ran the marathon for PDSA in 2008, and have done so every year since because I thoroughly believe in the work we do. I set my personal best last year of 3 hours, 15 minutes, but this year I’ve set myself a target time of under 3 hours. It’s going to be a tough challenge, but one that I’m up for.”
Fellow animal lovers and PDSA supporters can help Mr Sherwood raise funds for poorly pets by donating online at www.justgiving.com/chris-sherwood.
Mr Sherwood said: “I’m hoping the crowd cheering me on, combined with the fact I’ll be raising funds for a really worthwhile cause, will get me past the finish line in record time.”
Funds raised by Mr Sherwood in the Virgin London Marathon will help provide free veterinary care to the sick and injured pets of people in need through PDSA’s 48 PetAid hospitals and 380 PetAid practices, which rely entirely on the public for financial support.