On 10/10/2021 our very own Ollie Tyreman ran the Manchester Marathon in a fantastic sub 4-hour time of 3:51:17. A fabulous feat I’m sure you will all agree. Ollie works in one of our Supported Homes in Mossley and he raised an amazing £935! In addition to our fabulous causes in supporting terminally ill and disabled children we hope to use some of the funds supporting good causes in the Manchester area so watch this space for more details!
Ollie has put together a summary of his feelings and about the experience of running the marathon which we’ve put into a Q&A profile:
Q: So Ollie, why are you doing the Marathon?
A: Since the launch of the Inspire Youth Foundation in 2020 I have been driven to complete another marathon to raise much needed funds and to boost the profile of the charity. This also provided me with a great reason to push myself harder than ever before to not only run the marathon in it’s entirety but to also set a new PB to finish it in.
Q: So what was it like and how did you feel when you completed the run?
A: I aimed to run the race in under 4 hours, which for marathon runners is a milestone in itself. After months of training, on Sunday 10th October 2021 the Manchester Marathon got under way and I crossed the finish line exhausted, but elated at a 3:51:17 official chip time. My wife and family supported me all the way and even came and found me at the finish line where I had gone into state of post run delirium! The run was warm, long and surprisingly full of inclines. The atmosphere created by all the dedicated spectators throughout the entirety of the marathon route helped us runners get to that finish line and achieve our personal goals - 30,000 runners in total ran the race!
Q: So What good causes are being supported?
A: The funds gathered via my JustGiving page totalled £935! This surpassed the target of raising £750 due to the kindness of friends, family and work colleagues. I will be honoured to be able to attend Clare House Children’s Hospice on Wednesday 20th October 2021 as part of the Inspire Youth Foundation team to donate the funds that all those so kindly donated.
Q: Any plans for the future?
A: I look forward to raising more funds in the future as part of Inspire Youth Foundation via new, fun ways to continue to support and help various good causes. We continually welcome members of the community and public to come and help us at the Inspire youth Foundation – so get in touch and to donate and keep a close eye on the latest updates please check out the website to learn more.
Again well done Ollie! We’re all very proud of you!