London Marathon marvels are counting the cash

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RECOVERING runners Dave Marsden and Roger ‘Arnie’ Porter, of Hucknall, are counting the cash after completing the London Marathon for charity.

Dave (35), of Montague Road, has raised more than £2,000 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

He completed the gruelling 26.2 miles in a time of four hours and 18 minutes.

Dave was running in memory of his father-in-law, Clive Wilcox, who died in 2009 at the age of 55 after suffering from a heart problem.

“The atmosphere was amazing,” said dad-of-one Dave, who is a photographer. “The crowds were fantastic and I would do it again.”

His fundraising was boosted by running the equivalent of the marathon on a treadmill in Hucknall town centre.

Roger, who was featured in last week’s Dispatch, is a well-known football referee.

The 55-year-old was taking part in his tenth London Marathon and came home in a time of four hours and 25 minutes.

He has been pledged more than £500 in sponsorship in aid of the Cancer Research UK project in honour of England’s World Cup-winning football captain, Bobby Moore, who died of bowel cancer.

OUR PHOTO shows Roger being greeted by Bobby Moore’s widow, Stephanie Moore, at the end of the marathon.