Boston area baker Martin Jessop is running the London Marathon on April 21 in a bid to raise £1,000 for the Stroke Association. Martin, 43, of Jessops the Bakers, was one of the Olympic torch bearers last year and has been busy training with runs around the area – and the F1 Silverstone circuit. “I took part in a half marathon there,” he said. “But there were no cars on the track at the time.” Martin said he chose the charity as it helped his mum who suffered a stroke in 2011.
To sponsor Martin, drop into any branch of Jessops the Bakers or visit www.justgiving.com/martinjessop-vlm