Phil Newton after running the London Marathon for a second time.

Phil returns to London Marathon

Twelve months after saying last year’s London Marathon was going to be his “first and last”, Phil Newton was back at the event this year.

The 42-year-old from Sutton St James once again raised over £1,500 for the charity World Horse Welfare by completing the 26.2 mile course.

He hadn’t even taken on a run until Christmas 2017 but smashed 24 minutes off his previous time in this year’s race.

It helped him smash the four hour barrier and finish in 3hrs 50mins.

Phil said: “It was without doubt the toughest challenge I have ever taken on.

“A sub four hour marathon was on my life bucket list!

“There’s still time for people to donate to the charity online if they wish.

“I would like to thank everyone who has donated, supported me throughout my journey and for all of those that cheered me on during the race.”

To donate to Phil search for Phil Newton World Horse Welfare London Marathon on Virgin Money Giving.

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