Posted: Sat 2nd Apr 2016

Pembrokeshire Man Raised Over £1000 By Running With Legends

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Apr 2nd, 2016

A man from Pembrokeshire ran with marathon legends and raised over £1,000 for Wales Air Ambulance. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Aaron Barrett, from Letterston, took part in the Cardiff World Half Marathon Championships in March to raised lifesaving funds for the Welsh helicopter charity. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

More than 20,000 runners took part in the event in Cardiff, running the 13 mile course around the landmarks of Wales’ capital. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Aaron battled through the horrendous weather conditions with running legends Mo Farah, Dewi Griffiths and Geoffrey Kamworor to help the charity raise the £6 million needed every year to fund its lifesaving missions. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Pembrokeshire beat his personal best by 16 minutes during the championship race, and raised over £1,000 for Wales Air Ambulance. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Tony Key, WAA Pembrokeshire Community Coordinator, said; “We would like to say a huge thank you to Aaron for his amazing fundraising for Wales Air Ambulance! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Not only did he take part in a great event, running alongside champions, but he also raised funds which will help to save lives. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“His donation will help us to keep our helicopters flying over Wales.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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