Fitness trainer Les Slinn is continuing his efforts to raise money for Swindon Therapy Centre for MS and Swindon Downs Syndrome Support Group by attempting to be the fastest ever London Marathon runner dressed as a Roman Soldier on 17 April.
He said he had decided to continue the Roman theme after pulling Mutliple Sclerosis sufferer Samantha Mulvey in a wheelchair chariot around the Swindon half marathon course with a team of centurions from the Les Slinn Fitness Studio last October. “This is an official attempt approved by Guinness World Records. The fastest time stands at 4 hours and 30 minutes. I completed London in 2008 in 3 hours 37, so hopefully I have a chance of bringing the record back to Swindon.”
The MS Centre has to raise £100,000 annually to run its premises in Westlea and the Downs support group has to raise over £16,000 every year to enable children to receive additional weekly speech and language therapy classes.