Article By Essex Auto Group

Essex Auto Group Salesman to Run the London Marathon 2015

Our very own Christian Hardwicke will be running in this year's London Marathon to help raise money for the Get Kids Going! charity. The charity's patron is Lord Sebastian Coe and it helps disabled young athletes, while also providing manual wheelchairs for kids to use in their everyday lives.

From sprouts to runners

"24 months ago I dropped a Brussels sprout on the floor and had to leave it there as I could not bend down to pick it up. This was a massive wake-up call and I realised I had to do something about it. I set myself the challenge of losing weight and getting fit.

I have lost over 5 stone and now set myself the ultimate challenge of running the London Marathon.

I can't say I'm going to win, but I am going to give it my heart and soul and I would welcome any support you can give me."

To help Christian raise money for this worthy charity, please visit his fundraising page to donate whatever you can spare:

Good luck Christian! Remember it's only 26 miles!