FOR Gary Anderson completing the marathon was an emotional experience.
The 45-year-old was running to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support – a charity that helped his friend Wendy Barttelot before she died of cancer last September.
The architectural technician broke his collarbone on a snowboarding holiday a few weeks ago.
He said that despite the pain, he was glad he finished and he would be raising a glass to Wendy in celebration last night.
Mr Anderson, from Vernon Road, Copnor, said: ‘It was emotional and painful but well worth it. I would do it again for the same reasons.’
It was Mr Anderson’s second marathon, after he finished last year.
Mr Anderson said: ‘It was fantastic although it was harder than last year mainly down to my collarbone but the atmosphere was amazing.’
He raised more than £3,000 for the charity and finshed with a time of 4hrs 51mins 53 secs.
To sponsor him go to justgiving.com/gary-anderson4. You can text donate by texting WBGA99 £2 to 70070.