Teenager completes marathon challenge

PUBLISHED: 09:00 01 May 2012

Tom Haggerty at the London Marathon.

Tom Haggerty at the London Marathon.

Chloe Chapman Photography

A TEENAGER became part of a team of scout leaders from across the UK to complete the London Marathon.

Eighteen-year-old Tom Haggerty, from Lympsham, ran the marathon in aid of scout groups in Weston.

Tom managed to complete the 26.1 mile course in four hours and 22 minutes and raised £519.50 for the cause which will help more young people to experience everyday scouting adventures.

Tom was part of a team of 20 scout leaders who took part in the marathon for the first time and together they have raised £20,000.

Tom said: “This was one of the hardest things I have ever done but by supporting scouting we’ve helped to continue the adventurous opportunities that the charity allows young people to take part in.”


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