Sidmouth rugby teacher runs for children’s charity

PUBLISHED: 15:00 10 April 2013

Marathon man Garreth Horrocks pictured with his son Jade aged 5, Garreth will be running the London marathon for the children's charity Wooden Spoon this year. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 0458-14-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Marathon man Garreth Horrocks pictured with his son Jade aged 5, Garreth will be running the London marathon for the children's charity Wooden Spoon this year. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 0458-14-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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A Sidmouth rugby teacher is running the London Marathon to score for a children’s charity.

Gareth Horrocks will battle an ankle injury from ‘a couple of ultramarathons’ to raise money for Wooden Spoon, which supports mentally and physically disadvantaged children and young people.

As a sport-loving father-of-two, he said the British and Irish Rugby-run charity ‘ticked all the right boxes’, and they welcomed the support.

“I’m confident I can run the distance, but I won’t be setting any records,” said Gareth, who is a member of the Sidmouth Running Club.

The Newlands Close resident is a franchisee of Rugbytots, the UK’s first rugby-specific play programme for young children.

He hopes to raise £500 for Wooden Spoon, and can be sponsored online at virginmoneygiving.com/Rugbytots.


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