Richard Morris, store director of Specsavers North Walsham has taken on his biggest challenge yet – running the Manchester marathon!
Richard took up running three years ago for greater health and wellbeing and has completed three half marathons since then. Now, aged 36 he is taking on his biggest challenge yet.
Focusing on Vision Norfolk
Richard joins 25,000 other participants in the Manchester Marathon in April, raising money for Norfolk’s own sight loss charity, Vision Norfolk (formerly known as the Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind).
He is now halfway through a 16-week training programme which will culminate when he lines up for the start of the Marathon at Manchester United’s Old Trafford ground on 5 April.
Why Vision Norfolk?
Richard Morris, store director of North Walsham Specsavers, said: ‘A school friend of mine has a young daughter who suffers from Aniridia, which is an absence of the iris, the coloured part of your eye. The family has received such amazing support from Vision Norfolk. When I knew I was going to run this marathon, I had no doubt who I wanted to raise money for.’
Thanks from Vision Norfolk
Clive Evans, development director at Vision Norfolk, said: ‘We’re so grateful to Richard, and hope that the people of North Walsham will get right behind his fundraising efforts.’