A Coleg Sir Gâr A-level student and his family are running the London Marathon in the hope of setting a new Guinness World Record for the fastest mother, father and son, to compete at the event.
Turning 18 two days before the marathon, Sam Richards, a former Glan y Mor pupil now studying maths, computing, physics and further maths at the college’s Graig campus may also be one of the youngest runners this year.
Sam, and his parents Jackie and Martin Richards are raising money for Aspire, a charity that helps people with spinal cord injuries.
The three hope to raise £6,000 and are more than halfway towards their target with £3,500 already banked for the charity.
Money has been raised through organising social events, boot fairs, dog classes and horse shows at the family’s riding stables in Pembrey.
Jackie Richards said: “We’re raising money for Aspire as the they provide practical help for those paralysed by spinal injuries and as there is no cure, the majority affected become wheelchair users.
“We’ve recently trained with a 20 mile-plus run and we’ll continue to fundraise and get our running legs ready to hopefully achieve a world record.”
To help with the family fundraising visit, justgiving.com/fundraising/martin-richards13.
Pic - Running for Aspire: Coleg Sir Gâr A-level student Sam Richards and his parents Martin and Jackie who are hoping to set a Guinness World Record for the fastest mother, father and son in the London Marathon