Flying the flag for YMCA in the Big Apple, YMCA Plymouth HR Manager, Vic Hibbert, battles through a recovering broken toe and completes the 2016 New York Marathon to raise over £1,000 for young people.
Vic is no stranger to running, and had completed the London Marathon for YMCA just last year. But traveling to the USA to take part in the world’s biggest marathon, while still recovering from a broken toe he incurred over the summer, made this his biggest challenge yet.
More than taking to the challenge, Vic completed the race and smashed his fundraising target of £600, to reach over £1,000. All the money raised is in support of YMCA Plymouth’s ‘Changing Lives Appeal’, supporting vital projects for vulnerable young people, including the Onside sports initiative for young people with disabilities.
After the race Vic commented “I enjoyed the race, but it was tough with my legs dying at mile 18, so I was pleased I actually got to the finish!”
“I don’t want to sound like the Oscars, but thanks to everyone who has sponsored me, and for all the support from my friends, family and Plymouth Musketeers Running Club!”
Vic previously said this will be his last marathon saying “Don’t ask me about another marathon!” However, he later indicated that he may well be setting his sights on Paris 2017, so watch this space!
If you would like to support YMCA Plymouth’s ‘Changing Lives Appeal’ which lasts until the end of December, visitwww.ymcaplymouth.org.uk/donate