Jo

Jo's Marathon Achievement

CREST member Jo Hold ran the Colchester Half Marathon on March 17th and raised a staggering £1,901. Many congratulations to Jo for this fantastic achievement and a big thank you to everyone who sponsored her and to her employers, Jardine Lloyd Thompson, who doubled the sponsorship money.

Jo says:
"This is the second fund raising event I have completed for CREST. My auntie Jeanette was diagnosed with cancer and passed away on her 47th birthday in 2005 and for her and CREST I found the inspiration to take part in the Colchester half marathon on the 17th March this year.

Jo

"I trained 3 times a week for the event from mid-January and on the day I completed the race in 2 hours 1 minute and 7 seconds. The first 10 miles were pretty easy but the last 3 miles were quite tough. However, the sponsor money I had received spurred me on and I completed the race in a reasonable time.

"I work for an insurance company in the city of London called Jardine Lloyd Thompson and they have kindly matched the money I raised for CREST bringing my fund raising total to £1,901 which I am absolutely thrilled with."

Well done Jo!