In the year that Emmanuel Mutai smashed the course record for the men and fellow Kenyan Mary Keitany won the title in the women’s race, there were two runners slightly further back in the field who were making history of their own in the 2011 Virgin London Marathon. Running on behalf of Save the Rhino, Quenton Greene of Medequip South Africa and Tristan Murray of S Murray & Co were running in their first London Marathon – a day that they will both remember for a long time to come.
An experienced marathon runner, with more than one Comrades double marathon to his name, this was the first time that Quenton had participated in the London Marathon. Running in aid of Save the Rhino, a charity close to his heart in his native South Africa, Quenton managed to encourage Tristan into joining him in the event on his visit to South Africa in November 2010
“It was an amazing experience” writes Tristan “and I cannot thank Quenton enough for getting me involved in what I now realise is such a special event. The support we received from friends, family and colleagues throughout the build up to the day was so touching and is something which I will cherish and appreciate for a very, very long time.”
In total, the pair raised over £2,500 for the charity, with a wonderful contribution made possible by Scientific & Chemical, who adopted the cause as their charity fundraiser at their Annual 2011 Suppliers Training Day. To everyone that sponsored and supported them, both Quenton and Tristan send their heartfelt thanks.