It's a half-marathon hat-trick for dynamic Darren

Congratulations and thanks to dynamic Darren Lovegrove for going the extra mile, and then some, again for Ark Cancer Centre Charity in the 2019 Basingstoke Half-Marathon.

It's the third year running that Clarke & Son Solicitors marketing manager Darren has pulled on the running shoes for the gruelling half-marathon to raise funds for, and awareness of, Ark's £5million appeal.

Darren overcame cramp to complete the challenging 13.1-mile course in an impressive time of just over two hours - and as well as piling on the miles, he has pulled in the pounds for Ark through the Clarke & Son fundraising page.

Mark Jones, director of fundraising and communications for Ark, said: "Congratulations to Darren on this latest fundraising feat for Ark. Ark is proud and honoured to have the support of the fabulous Clarke & Son team for a fifth consecutive year, and Darren has been a driving force behind the fantastic fundraising effort that has seen the team raise more than £70,000.

"Thanks to Darren for completing this latest challenge, and thanks to all at Clarke & Son for their ongoing support for Ark - the team have really made a massive difference to Ark and the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust cancer treatment centre campaign."

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Picture caption: Dynamic Darren Lovegrove completes his third Basingstoke Half-Marathon