Marathon man back on track

PUBLISHED: 11:23 03 April 2008 | UPDATED: 15:43 11 May 2010

ON THE RUN: Tony Tillbrooke

ON THE RUN: Tony Tillbrooke

MARATHON man Tony Tilbrooke has his training back on track. And it s due to the Royston Leisure Centre. Tony, 68, who has taken part in every London Marathon since the event began in 1981, plans to keep running in the event until the London Olympics in 20

MARATHON man Tony Tilbrooke has his training back on track.

And it's due to the Royston Leisure Centre.

Tony, 68, who has taken part in every London Marathon since the event began in 1981, plans to keep running in the event until the London Olympics in 2012.

But his training this year has been disrupted by bad weather, and he was worried about being in condition for the gruelling event.

But then the leisure centre came to the rescue.

He has been allowed a month's free membership to use the gym to ensure he is ready for the Flora London Marathon on April 13.

"I was getting a bit worried because I was getting behind with the training," said Tony, who lives in Fowlmere.

"I really appreciate what the leisure centre has done. It's a great help."

Tony became involved in marathon running when he was having a drink one evening with his workmates, and they decided they were all unfit.

"We decided to do the marathon," he said.

"I can't train as hard as I used to, but I hope to complete the course in under four hours.

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