Our six Camp Simcha runners, all got a mention in this weeks Jewish News, and the new Jewish newspaper Jewish Weekly
Arie Gurvits, Pinchos Herskovic, Jonny Phillips, Shloimy Roth, Yossi Schloss and Darrel Yawitch finished the 26.2 miles in times ranging from 3 hours 7 minutes to 6 hours 40 minutes.
Running his sixth marathon and fifth London marathon for the Camp Simcha, Jonny Phillips, 43, from Edgware, finished in 4 hours and 14 minutes. Since 2010 he has raised over £23,000 for the charity. He said: ‘To know that I am doing something I really enjoy and supporting an amazing charity elevates the whole marathon experience. Let’s hope I am not even half way there with the number of marathons I run for Camp Simcha.
Darrel Yawitch, 43, also from Edgware, finished first out of the Camp Simcha group, completing the course in just over three hours. It was his second marathon – he ran his first one 14 years ago in 4 hours 17 minutes. He said: ‘I was really pleased with my time, but those last 7km were so tough. I was in a pretty dark place at that point. The atmosphere and the cheers really kept me going and the sight of the Camp Simcha staff waiting with a sandwich at the end was wonderful. I was starving!’
Chief executive of Camp Simcha Neville Goldschneider said: ‘Running the marathon is no small commitment and we are immensely grateful that our runners chose to do it to generate funds for us. They have raised a fantastic amount to help us to continue making that critical difference to families who need us, in the form of practical, emotional and therapeutic help to parents and siblings of seriously ill children, as well as powerful positive experiences to improve the quality of life for the ill child.”
You can see the Jewish News article here
There was also coverage in the new Jewish paper – Jewish Weekly of our marathon runners in their two page marathon spread.