Duffy’s Dirty Dozen
NAME: Kevin Duffy
JOB TITLE & COMPANY: Managing director, Hamptons Mortgages
CURRENT WEIGHT: 16st 7lbs
PROPOSED RUNNING WEIGHT: 14 stone
PREVIOUS MARATHON EXPERIENCE: I have run six marathons before, including completing the New York City Marathon twice.
MARATHON PERSONAL BEST TIME: 3:39
EXPECTED NYC TIME: 3:59
DIETARY CHANGES: I don’t think I will be able to enjoy any more full English breakfasts with John Malone, Obscene five-course lunches with contacts and decadent evenings in St James’ with the edeus crew will also be off the agenda until after the marathon. I think I will be living on a diet of Shreddies, Weetabix and spinach until November.
TARGET FUNDRAISING AMOUNT: 250,000 as a team.
WHY AM I DOING THIS?: I have three main sources of motivation. The first is to prove that I can still mix with the 20-somethings, to sort out our Geordie challengers out, but most importantly to benefit kids less fortunate that my own.
WHO WOULD I MOST LIKE TO RUN BEHIND?: Jennifer Lopez of course.
NAME: Kevin Duffy
JOB TITLE & COMPANY: Assistant general manager, Newcastle
CURRENT WEIGHT: 13st 3lbs
PROPOSED RUNNING WEIGHT: 12st 10lbs
PREVIOUS MARATHON EXPERIENCE: None.
MARATHON PERSONAL BEST TIME: N/A
EXPECTED NYC TIME: 3:45
DIETARY CHANGES: I will have to cut out the kebabs, curries, chips, pies and gravy. But I have decided to stick with alcohol, purely for medicinal purposes of course.
TARGET FUNDRAISING AMOUNT: 5,000.
WHY AM I DOING THIS?: That’s a good question and one I frequently ask myself. I got roped into it by the rest of the Newcastle team and as it is for such a good cause, I feel motivated to do it and know I can’t let the side down. I’m doing it for a variety of reasons. The most important factor is that I’ll be raising funds for a worthwhile charity and one which I have a personal interest in. Second, I’ll fulful a lifelong personal ambition. It’s something I’ve been thinking about doing for a while, but I’ve never got around to it. Finally, I’ll have the experience of a lifetime. What a fantastic city to do a marathon in.
WHO WOULD I MOST LIKE TO RUN BEHIND?: The blond female Swedish entry who’ll pace me to my target time.
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