Lance back on his feet; Black Country News WEST BROMWICH: Marathon-running designer sets his sights on the Big Apple.Byline: By Poppy Brady
SOME may say he's a glutton glutton: see wolverine. for punishment - but Lance Collins' marathon debut inspired him to tackle two more.
Lance, a project designer at Anglo Holt Construction in West Bromwich, is gearing up to run the London Marathon on April 22.
He will only just have time to put his feet up before he'll be off again, this time to run the New York City Marathon The New York City Marathon is an annual marathon foot-race run over a 42,195 m (26.2 mile) course through all five boroughs of New York City. It is the largest marathon race in the world, and with 37,866 finishers in 2006, was also the largest marathon race ever run. in early November.
Last year Lance, whose wife Anne is a teacher at Edgbaston High School Edgbaston High School is an all girls primary and secondary school in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham, England. The current headmistress is Dr. Ruth Weeks. It has over 900 girls, in four departments, aged 2-18. for Girls, managed to raise more than pounds 4,000 for the British Lung Foundation British Lung Foundation is a British medical research charity dedicated to the curing of lung diseases.
One person in eight in the UK is affected by a lung disease. The BLF is the only UK charity working for all of them - providing support through its nationwide network of .
This year his minimum target is pounds 1,600 but he is aiming to match last year's big amount.
Lance, who lives in Har-borne, said: "Last year I seemed to be held back with all kinds of setbacks and I had a heel problem which almost made me give up. However, this year I seem to have overcome these problems and got into a good routine.
"The atmosphere in London is so fantastic and that is what is driving me on to do it again this year. Your first marathon is a huge hurdle to overcome but I confident I can do it again and hopefully complete New York on November 4.
"Training can be tough but I've had so much support that it is spurring me on to raise funds again this year."
Anyone wishing to sponsor Lance can e-mail him at lance.collins@ angloholt.co.uk
GLUTTON FOR PUNISHMENT... Lance's 'royal' end to last year's London Marathon.