Liam Harkness, visually impaired man from Frome, is currently training hard to prepare for his first marathon in Brighton on Sunday 15th April. Liam and his sighted guide Zdenek Gregor are running for Somerset Sight. As part of their training program they were planning to run the Bath Half but due to heavy snowfall the race was cancelled for the first time since the first Bath Half in 1982. The pair is refusing to be undeterred by the setback, however, and they are now planning on running the Yeovil Half on Sunday 25th March.
Zdenek said ‘ Liam and I run together regularly having been put in touch with one another by Somerset Sight. Despite the snow our training is going well and we are looking forward to the event in Brighton. It will be Liam's first full marathon and my 41st! We hope to raise much needed funds for the great work that Somerset Sight do.’
Becky Fry from Somerset Sight said ‘we are thrilled that Zdenek and Liam are supporting us in this way. Every year Somerset Sight supports 3000 people with impaired vision right across the county. Fundraising is vitally important to us and we are very grateful to them for their support.’
If you would like to support them please go to https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fromeduo or call Somerset Sight’s fundraising team on 01823 366147.