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Oxford boss goes on the run

In 2019 Oxford Products managing director Andrew Hammond ran the Oxford Half Marathon, after which he said he’d “struggle to run any further”!

So, for 2022 the Oxprod head honcho has boldly signed up to run double the distance at the 2022 London Marathon, which is set to take place on 2 October.

Hammond told BDN: “My heart leapt at the chance, whilst it took my head a while to catch up.

“I was lucky enough to find out I had been accepted in the spring and have been running more and more since, until the full-on marathon training plan kicked in mid-June alongside a little bout of Covid-19. I’ve really got into my stride since, and have completed a weekly half marathon distance in training over each of the last five weeks.

“In week seven of my training plan, whilst in Portugal, I was out on a training run when I passed Gareth Southgate, who was running fast in the opposite direction!”

The Oxford chief is raising money for SpecialEffect, a charity which helps physically disabled people to use adaptive technology for communication and leisure, bringing about much-needed independence.

“They do a fantastic job, changing the lives of so many people. So please give generously by visiting my JustGiving page at tinyurl.com/3m8bx56b,” added Hammond.

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