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Get a head start and run for Saint Francis Hospice

No need to join the race to get a place in the 2016 Brentwood Half Marathon, run for Saint Francis Hospice and get your training off on the right foot.
Matt Tynan with Amy and Lewis Peck in action (cropped) (cropped) (cropped) (cropped)
The hospice is inviting people to sign up for one of its designated places in the 35th event, which will take runners on their 13.11 mile journey through the stunning Essex countryside on Sunday March 20th 2016.

And while we need your support to continue providing our excellent standard of care to people living with incurable illnesses, the incredible sense of achievement you will feel after completing the challenge is priceless.
Amy  Lewis Peck with Matthew Tynan_
Havering Council Cllr Clarence Barrett, (pictured) who took part in the 2015 event earlier this year, said, "It was a tremendous experience and a fantastic opportunity to raise funds for Saint Francis Hospice.

"It was well worth the training and the feeling when I crossed the finish line was truly memorable."

Amy Peck, 30, and her husband Lewis, 26, signed up as part of their preparation for the London Marathon and raised £4,500 for the hospice.

"It was harder than I expected but we had an amazing day," said Amy from Stapleford Abbotts. "There was a great atmosphere and we met so many people along the way.
"We felt exhilarated when we finished and were just buzzing. As part of our training for the London Marathon we had to do a half marathon and this was perfect timing."

Matt Tynan, 34, also took part ahead of the London Marathon. "I felt it was a very picturesque run," said Matt, from Romford. "When you are training for the marathon and running around the streets it is a lovely change to run along the country lanes. "People from the villages even came out to cheer us on. It was fantastic."

The hospice is close to his heart after his mum Val Tynan, who died of breast cancer in 2012, received palliative care from the charity's nurses and his dad also benefited from bereavement counselling.
Amy  Lewis Peck with Matthew Tynan_Katy Woodgate, Events and Community Manager at the hospice, said, "We have a limited number of places available so book today and start training for this exciting challenge.It is just a month before the London Marathon so it is a great way to prepare and keep you on track. We would also like to thank the Rotary Club of Brentwood a Becket for organising the event and hope 2016s event is even more successful than it was this year."

To sign up or find out more information call 01708 771 427, email events@sfh.org.uk or click here.

Pictured: A delighted Amy Peck, Matt Tynan and Lewis Peck after the event