On Sunday 14th May, Triton Group Coordinator, Tom Elgie, completed the Rob Burrows Leeds Marathon.
Having experienced injury in 2022, Tom was resting at home when he saw the announcement of the launch of Rob Burrows Leeds Marathon. As a means of motivation to assist his recovery, Tom chose to sign up to the marathon, despite never having participated in a race longer than a 5K before.
Each year, the Rob Burrows Leeds Marathon sees over 12,000 people on the start line to complete the marathon in aid of a chosen charity. Triton Group Coordinator, Tom Elgie chose to take on this challenge to raise money for Motor neurone disease (MND) by supporting the Rob Burrow Centre for MND Appeal.
MND is a disease that attacks the nervous system and brain. Symptoms include muscle weakness, slurred speech and difficulty with daily tasks such as eating and swallowing. These symptoms often get progressively worse over time.
Tom commented; ‘Although I haven’t personally experienced the impact of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) within my family, the remarkable story of Rob Burrow’s journey with the Leeds Rhinos and the unwavering support he received from his team mates, particularly Kevin Sinfield, has ignited a deep sense of inspiration within me. Witnessing their commitment and resilience has motivated me to push myself and contribute in some way to the cause.’
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