Richard is ready for his 17th marathon while mum Ellie is taking on the challenge for the first time

Richard Hull from King Edward Cars is doing the London Marathon.
Richard Hull from King Edward Cars is doing the London Marathon.
  • Richard Hull is doing the London Marathon for the 17th time
  • He has raised around £62,000 over the years
  • Mum Ellie Garraway is taking on the challenge for the first time

A car salesman will take on the London Marathon this weekend for the 17th year in a row - but this time he won’t be donning fancy dress.

Richard Hull, owner of used car dealership King Edward Cars in Kempston, will be running the famous 26.2 mile event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Ellie Garraway, from Bedford, is doing the London Marathon.

Ellie Garraway, from Bedford, is doing the London Marathon.

The 53 year old receives the backing of customers who dig deep to pledge sponsorship for his running efforts.

Richard said: “We have raised about £62,000 over the years for different cancer charities.”

He has completed the route in various fancy dress outfits including Mr Men characters and dressed up as the famous Macmillan coffee cup.

This time around Richard hopes to complete the course in four and a half hours.

Bedford mum of two Ellie Garraway will be taking on the marathon for the first time to raise funds for the charity where she works.

The 42 year old has been a runner since childhood but usually sticks to shorter distances.

She is the chief operating officer for the national charity Youth at Risk, which works with young people across the country to help them fulfil their potential.

She is hoping for a finish time as close to the three hour mark as she can get.

To sponsor her click here