|The New York Marathon start line.||Lance Corporal Kenneth Livingstone with his medal for completing the New York Marathon.|
THE closest that most of us come to doing a marathon is the annual Christmas trawl around the shops, but for Lance Corporal Kenneth Livingstone marathon running has become a bit of a habit.
This year Kenneth, a regimental policeman with 23 Pioneer Regiment at Thiepval Barracks in Lisburn, took a bite out of the Big Apple itself and jetted over to New York to run the famous race and raise thousands of pounds for forces charity 'Help for Heroes' Now in its fortieth year he completed the race in under four hours. Prior to his remarkable effort he undertook a number of fund raising efforts including hosting a coffee morning and selling 'Help for Heroes' wrist bands.
Now that he has recovered from his exertions he is planning more fund raising activities for the New Year.
Kenneth, who has completed a number of marathons including one held on the Falkland Islands, said: "It was a fantastic experience. I met some great people and was just pleased to able to do something for such a worthy cause."
If you would like to help in Lance Corporal Kenneth Livingstone with his medal for completing the New York Marathon.
Kenneth's fund raising efforts you can donate at www.justgiving.com/kenneth-livingstone.