A TRIO of charity runners braved stormy conditions to complete a half marathon in aid of an organisation dedicated to supporting people with autism and ADHD.
Michael Kilcoyne, director of Kilhan Construction, had planned to run the Harrow Half Marathon this year in aid of the Centre for Autism and ADHD Support (CAAS), based in Harrow.
When the event was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions, Mr Kilcoyne decided to take on the challenge anyway.
He was joined by colleagues Paul Fennelly and Damian Wright and the trio ran a half marathon from Harrow in north London to Watford, Hertfordshire.
They were meet in Watford with other staff members from Kilhan who ran the last 10k with them, and the firm raised £23,000 in sponsorship for CAAS along the way.
“It was a tough run and the weather was horrendous but the Kilhan team finished with smiles and enthusiasm,” a spokesperson for Kilhan Construction said.
“The support we’ve received with sponsorship has been amazing,” they added, “we never expected to beat last year’s total of over £12k but to nearly double it and in these times is just fantastic.”
Following the run, a spokesperson for the charity said: “CAAS would like to say a massive thank you to all at Kilhan Construction for raising just under £23,000, and rising, at their fun run today - yes, in this weather - for us.”
They added: “We cannot thank you enough for your continued support, particularly in the current climate.
“You are all amazing, and we are so grateful to your families and business colleagues for supporting you to raise such a fantastic amount.”
For further information about CAAS visit www.adhdandautism.org.