A NISSAN sales executive is swapping his suit and tie for shorts and running shoes for the Virgin London Marathon next month.
Max Ridden, 21, who has been working at Ancaster Nissan in Slough for two years, is hoping to complete the iconic 26.2 mile course in under four hours — a real achievement given it’s the first time he’s attempted the feat.
He said: “I’ve had a few injuries and illnesses along the way with my training but I think that’s something everyone goes through on the road to the London Marathon. I’m really excited to take on the challenge, and I’m feeling confident.”
Max, who hails from Reading but who lives in Maidenhead, will run on April 22nd in aid of St John Ambulance, the country’s leading first aid charity, which provides event support across the country, and provides vital training courses.
Max, who has himself undergone first aid training with the charity, added: “I chose St John Ambulance because a lot of the work they do goes unnoticed. They provide support at so many events across the county — including the London Marathon — so I wanted to give them recognition for the work they do.”
Max is hoping to raise £1,800 for the cause, and you can donate at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/max-ridden