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Novum Law goes on the run in off-road marathon challenge

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Novum Law goes on the run in off-road marathon challenge for local brain injury charity

A team from specialist personal injury law firm Novum Law is swapping suits and shoes for running shorts and trainers as they get in shape for the Clarendon Marathon challenge in October.

The team consisting of: Josh Hughes,  Hannah Carr and Amy Barron, lawyers from Novum Law’s Salisbury office and David Lockyer, Novum Law’s Quality & Risk Manager from the Bristol office, will be running in the Relay Marathon to raise much-needed funds for the local brain injury charity, Headway Salisbury and South Wiltshire

Headway provides help, support and advice to people living in the Salisbury area who have suffered a brain injury and offers services including: rehabilitation programmes, carer support, social re-integration, community outreach and respite care.

Josh Hughes, Associate Solicitor at Novum Law, said: “The support Headway provides on behalf of brain injured individuals and their families and carers is second to none and their work in our local communities is vital.

“As personal injury lawyers, we come into contact with people who’ve suffered brain injuries every day and we understand only too well, the devastating impact it can have on them and their loved ones. To have somewhere to go where you can meet people who understand what you’re going through, to be given a helping hand and offered therapies such as cognitive rehabilitation, speech and language classes, cooking groups and art therapy is an absolute lifeline.

“Headway Salisbury and South Wiltshire relies entirely on voluntary donations to continue to provide its important services to brain injury survivors and their families. As more and more people survive serious accidents and illnesses, the numbers of individuals living with a brain injury are increasing and the need for Headway’s valuable work is growing. We hope that as many people as possible will dig deep and support us as we take on the challenge to raise funds for this vital local charity.”

The Clarendon Relay Marathon follows the same course as the full marathon taking place on the same day on Saturday 1st of October. The route will take the runners from Salisbury to Winchester along the ancient Clarendon Way, with a few extra twists and turns added in for good measure, to make up the full 26.2 mile marathon route.

The Relay, which involves running off-road in the stunning Wiltshire and Hampshire countryside, comprises of four stages with each leg an average of 6.5 miles in length. The third leg is the most challenging as, in addition to being longer in distance at 7.6 miles in total; it also has a greater hill climb in height. 

The Novum Law team has yet to decide who will do what stage of the Relay Marathon although the ‘good money’ for the third leg is on David Lockyer, who’s a seasoned runner with several half marathons and 10K events under his belt!

To find out more information about the Clarendon Marathon visit: www.clarendon-marathon.co.uk.

If would like to sponsor the Novum Law team, you can do so by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/novumlawrelay or by contacting them directly on: jhughes@novumlaw.com  

 

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