Former Salisbury Cathedral School pupil, Meg Goulding (dubbed Marathon Meg by Cathedral staff), ran the London marathon on Sunday raising over £6,500 towards the Cathedral’s Major Repair Programme.
Despite hitting the infamous ‘wall’, the painful point at which runners have used up the carbohydrates stored in their body and begun burning fat to keep themselves going, Megan managed to complete the run in 3 hours 38 minutes and 11 seconds, earning herself an automatic place in next year’s marathon.
Meg’s mother, The Very Revd June Osborne, Dean of Salisbury and her father Paul Goulding QC were at the finish line to cheer their daughter on. June Osborne said:
“The London Marathon is one of the great outpourings of charitable effort in this country and it was incredibly inspiring to watch it happen. Seeing your own daughter out there running her very first marathon on behalf of the Cathedral doubled both the excitement and nervous tension! We'd watched her train for this challenge over months and it was wonderful to see her achieve both her personal goal and exceed her sponsorship target for a building we all love. I'm a very proud Mum and a very grateful Dean!"
Megan’s Virgin Moneygiving page will be open for donations until 24 October 2016: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=MeganGoulding
Or you can donate via the Cathedral Development Office: Jilly Wright 01722 555122 firstname.lastname@example.org