Runners put in huge effort

TWO runners from the Daventry district took part in the London Marathon on Sunday.

Donna Bethell from Byfield finished the 26.2-mile race infour hours and 11 minutes.

She said: “It went really well and had a good time and was really pleased with where I came.

“I managed to raise £2,100 for Help for Hospices, which beat my target. I saw people afterwards who said they saw me runnng the marathon and gave some money, which was amazing.”

Daventry resident, Glen Frank, who dressed as Batman, achieved a personal best time ever of four hours and seven minutes.

He is raising funds for SENSE and thanked people for sponsorship. To sponsor visit