Marathon man Mann takes on Paris for LandAid

David Mann, a Partner at the property and building consultancy Tuffin Ferraby Taylor takes on the challenge of the Paris Marathon on 8 April.

In less than 2 weeks’ time he will be running the 26.2 miles aiming to raise £10,000 for LandAid, the property industry charity working to end youth homelessness.

“I’m pleased to say I survived my training battles with the Beast from the East, and am now eyeing the big day with (mostly) excitement and just a bit of trepidation,” said David.

“I have currently raised £1,500 for LandAid. With CNM readers’ support, I can hopefully achieve my target. To find out more about my story and even better, to donate, click here.

“LandAid provides life-changing accommodation for young people who’ve been homeless, empowering them to achieve a brighter future. I really appreciate any support you can give towards my fundraising – this will help provide safe, warm homes for young people who need them the most.

“In the meantime, here are a couple of high and low moments from my training so far.”

HIGH: launching my fundraising campaign with a lunchtime run around Hyde Park with Paul Morrish, CEO of LandAid and accompanied with a few of our very supportive respective teams:

LOW: training (mainly endless laps of Clapham Common) during the Winter and battling with the ‘Beast from the East’ (Not Putin):

HIGH: achieving my goal of less than 2 hours completing the Brighton Half Marathon:

LOW: taking my running shoes to MIPIM in Cannes and them not seeing the light of day all week:

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