Berwins founder and Senior Partner, Paul Berwin has launched a bid to raise £5,000 for charity by running the London marathon, 36 years after first taking on the 26 mile route.
Paul, who has a long association with Harrogate Harriers, is a regular runner and is raising money for Harrogate based Saint Michael’s Hospice – Berwins Solicitor’s nominated charity of 2017 – and the Leeds Jewish Welfare Board.
No stranger to the central London route – Paul completed the race its first two years, 1981 and 1982 – the digital lawyer has also completed marathons in New York and, most recently Tel Aviv.
As for London, he is looking forward to seeing how the event has evolved over the past 35 years, commenting “Back in 1981 there were just over 7,500 runners, which seemed quite busy at the time – though I'm sure it’ll seem even more so in this time around!"
"It’s quite a milestone” he added. “I turned 60 last year and am looking forward to taking on the route I completed five seconds shy of three hours, 26 minutes at the age of 24. I haven't done a big city run for a long time and always enjoy the real buzz that goes with these events”
Running the marathon in 1981, Paul raised £1,500 and this year has set himself a £5,000 target, which will be split between Saint Michael’s and LJWB. To support the charities or find out more about the challenge, visit Paul’s fundraising page.