By Chris Roberts/Widerviewphoto.com
|Collard ready for the off|
Eversley’s Rob Collard is getting ready to run, for the first time, the London Marathon this coming weekend. Having just competed last weekend at Donington Park in his BMW touring car, in the BTCC, he now needs to rely on his own power to complete the course.
Collard combines his time running his R.Collard Ltd demolition business along side competing in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, racing a BMW 320i for the EBay Motors team. He is also supporting his two sons Ricky & Jordan in their karting championships, with older son Ricky (15) competing in both UK & Europe.
Collard has been training for the marathon with a combination of running and cycling, as well as extra fitness training with the SAS in the Brecon Beacons in Wales.
|Collard in BTCC action at Donington Park|
Linked to his business Collard is running for the Snowdon award scheme, Strongbone and the Lilly Foundation charities. Lord Snowdon, the iconic photographer, is the Patron of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors, who Collard is an active member of. He is running as part of a group of 10 runners who expect to raise between £50 – £60, 000 for these charities.
The charities help both disabled and under privileged children to better achieve their goals in life.
|Collard in training|
He is looking for a time under 4 hours and in ideal conditions around 3 minutes 40 seconds.
As Collard commented “I really enjoy keeping fit and do a lot of running and cycling to keep fit for everyday life and in particular racing in the British Touring Car Championship. I am really happy to run the London Marathon to raise money to help disabled and under privileged children”