December 07th, 2015
Mark’s Marathon Madness
Mark Stebbings, our Mortgage and Protection Consultant, is an avid runner who runs every morning before work, however until recently he had never run further than 13.1 miles in his life.
Mark decided that, to raise money for Ataxia Uk on behalf of Henry Bowers, he would run his first marathon. Henry Bowers, a family friend, suffers with Friedreich’s Ataxia which is a rare inherited disease that causes nervous system damage and movement problems. It usually begins in childhood and leads to impaired muscle coordination (ataxia) that worsens over time. Ataxia UK is a charity that funds and promotes research with the aim of bringing about treatments and a cure for ataxia by 2020.
Mark (pictured pre-race) didn’t just choose any marathon to raise money for research into this heartbreaking condition, he chose the Brooks Snowdonia Marathon, which is 26.2 miles on a very hilly course to say the least.
As you can imagine, he had to put a lot of training in to race that distance, but his determination paid off and despite the horrendous weather conditions he completed the course in 4 hours 11 minutes and 51 seconds – which is an amazing time. Not only that but he came 742nd out of 2600 runners and 164th in the male 40+ category whilst managing to raise £627 for Ataxia UK.
The whole of the Prosser Knowles team are extremely proud of him although we don’t expect him to run that or any other marathon anytime soon as he could hardly walk for a week afterwards.
Mark is qualified to give advice on all mortgage and protection matters, holding not only the mortgage diploma (DipMAP) but also the Equity Release Lifetime Mortgage qualification (CeRER).
To request a call back from Mark Stebbings, please click here to request a call back.
Written by: Kay Crooke – Practice Manager, Prosser Knowles Associates Limited
Prosser Knowles Associates Limited is Authorised & Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The value of your investment can go down as well as up and you may not get back the full amount invested. The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate Taxation and Trusts. The information in this document does not constitute advice or a recommendation for any product and you should not make any decisions on the basis of it. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.