Sir Mo Farah support spurs on Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance Marathon runner

Sir Mo Farah support spurs on Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance Marathon runner

When North Hykeham marathon runner, Andy Ayre received the ultimate encouragement from Sir Mo Farah prior to the start of his London Marathon, he knew it would spur him on to cross the finishing line.

By pure chance Andy ended up staying in the same hotel, on the eve of the marathon, as the professional athletes.

Andy said: “Sir Mo was happy to give up his time and talk to me and my family. He high fived my children and chatted with them about which football team they supported. He also asked me about my marathon race and wished me the very best of luck. He was most personable, an inspirational athlete who has inspired a generation with such genuine humility.”

Andy was one of nine fantastic runners who took on the gruelling 26-mile London Marathon on Sunday 23 April in aid of Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance (LNAA) and together raised over £23,000 for the charity’s life-saving work.

LNAA Events Lead, Georgia Watson, said: “Our runners are an amazing group of people who, for a variety of reasons, chose to run the race in support of our work. The money they have raised will help keep our crew operational, delivering emergency treatment to people in our communities when they need it most.”

LNAA organise a variety of challenge events throughout the year. Their next challenge, 10k in May is open for registration: https://www.ambucopter.org.uk/events/6kaday/

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