Man finishes race in Malta

A GREAT Cornard man has raised more than £1,500 for charity after competing in the Malta marathon.

Anthony Scott, from Guy Cook Close, travelled to the Mediterranean island to run the 26-mile course as an alternative to running the London event, which he has completed in the past.

In total, the 39-year-old raised £1,700 for St Nicholas Hospice Care and the MS Society.

“I chose those charities as a friend died from cancer last year and my the wife of my boss suffered with MS before her death recently,” he said.

“They are both good causes and I used that to get me through.”

Anthony completed the race inside his target time of four hours – in three hours 43 minutes – and was greeted by his friend Charlie Debono, also form Great Cornard, who ran the island’s half marathon.

“It was a relief to get to the end,” said Anthony. “I thought it would be easier than London but there were lots of hills and it was a struggle.

“I think my marathon running days are over now but it was a very enjoyable run to end on.”