A coach from Croxley Green Tennis Club is set to take on the London Marathon on Sunday, October 3 in aid of a charity supporting residents across Hertfordshire.
Wayne McDonald who has been a coach at the club based at the Guild for 20 years will run the marathon in support of Hertfordshire Community Foundation.
The foundation help to make Hertfordshire a better place by providing grants for families in crisis, grassroots charities and voluntary groups, helping some of Hertfordshire’s most vulnerable residents.
Wayne said he is glad to be supporting the charity through the marathon who like others have struggled during the pandemic.
He said: “The charity do lots of good work across the county and times are tough for charities at the moment.
“They cover a lot of things from homeless, food banks, domestic abuse and mental health. All the money raised goes towards people that in Hertfordshire so I thought it would be great to support that.”
Wayne has been fitting in training five days a week around his busy coaching routine but added that he’s feeling prepared for the race on October 3.
He said: “I am on week 11 of a 20-week training plan and have been going out early mornings. My goal is to break four hours and im definitely on target.
“If I can stay injury free I’ve got a good chance of staying under four hours.”
Wayne is hoping to raise £1,500 for the charity and raised over £500 in one week. On the day he will be supported by his wife and four children.
You can donate to Wayne’s fundraising here.