Marathon man Stuart hits road for fourth fundraiser

Carol-Anne and Stuart Main.
Carol-Anne and Stuart Main.

A Peterhead man is to take part in his fourth London Marathon next year.

Stuart Main, who lives in Peterhead with his wife, Carol-Anne, is going to take part in the challenge in April 2013. He plans to then complete the Edinburgh Marathon four weeks later.

Stuart and Carol-Anne have run the London Marathon for each of the last three years.

In October 2009, Stuart was given notification that he had secured a place in the marathon through the ballot system for the 2010 run. In January the following year, Carol-Anne learned that she too had won a place to run the marathon. The couple raised just over £2000, in three months, for Fertility Scotland.

Stuart and Carol-Anne ran the Stevenga half-marathon in August 2010, raising £1000 for Kidney Kids. The couple then raised £4000 when Fertility Scotland asked them to run the London Marathon again in 2011.

Their biggest achievement came in 2012 when the pair ran the marathon for the third time, raising over £6000 for Children with Cancer, with Stuart securing a Peterhead Running Club place.

In total, the couple have raised £13,000 for charities.

Next year, Stuart will be part of the London Marathon for the fourth time. However, Carol-Anne is unable to join in due to injury. Stuart will be running the London and Edinburgh Marathons for Children with Cancer.

Commenting, Carol-Anne said: “It’s a lot of hard work. You need the support of people. You have to build up your training week in, week out.

“I am very proud of Stuart. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support.”

For more information, visit uk.virginmoney.com/stuartmain or contact Carol-Anne, who works at Foot Factory, through her work.