Bexhill teacher runs Marathon

A Bexhill teacher completed the London Marathon for the fourth time this year and raised over £2,500 for charity.

Pete Byrne, 35, who teaches at St Richard’s Catholic College, joined 21 other runners in Team CAFOD - including the youngest runner in the race, 18 year old Tom Jarvis - who aim to raise over £50,000 to help men, women and children living in poverty overseas.

Pete finished the Marathon in just over 3 and a half hours. He started the race with his nephew Ciaran aged 19, who was running for the Alzheimer’s Society. Pete’s wife Laura, brother and sister-in-law supported him on the day.

Pete, who lives at Penry Grove, said he was thrilled to take part in the race knowing that British Olympic Champion Mo Farah was amongst the runners. “Being part of something as famous as the London Marathon is a privilege; running with the elite runners and seeing the crowd go berserk for Mo. I’ll enjoy being able to say I raced Mo!”

Pete said he loves running for Catholic aid agency CAFORD and helping those less fortunate, adding: “I think it’s a fantastic charity. First and foremost, we have a responsibility for the poor and that’s what CAFOD stands for to me. I wouldn’t consider running for anyone else. I’m proud to run for CAFOD.”

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