Full marks for result

PUBLISHED: 13:45 04 May 2006 | UPDATED: 14:40 12 May 2010

A TEACHER from Freman College in Buntingford ran his first Flora London Marathon. Luke McIlvenna completed the gruelling course in 4hr 5min in a race which saw him running alongside British Olympic rowing hero Matthew Pinsent. Before training for the mara

A TEACHER from Freman College in Buntingford ran his first Flora London Marathon.

Luke McIlvenna completed the gruelling course in 4hr 5min in a race which saw him running alongside British Olympic rowing hero Matthew Pinsent.

Before training for the marathon, Mr McIlvenna had never run more than 10 miles.

He said: "I enjoyed the first half, especially when I got to the half-way mark at London Bridge. At the 17-mile mark I found it hard and really had to dig deep."

Mr McIlvenna raised £2,500 for St Elizabeth's in Much Hadam, a charity which supports children with autistic, epileptic or neurological disorders.

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