AMAZING Redditch runner Stephen Willis successfully completed the London Marathon in just 3 hours 16 minutes.
It meant Stephen, who was running for the young homeless charity Redditch Nightstop, finished in 2,546th place out of 40,000 runners in the hottest London marathon to date.
“The atmosphere was amazing,” said Stephen.
“I even got to see Sir Mo Farah running in the opposite direction. A big thank you to Redditch Nightstop for giving me the opportunity.”
Susan Sadler from the charity was quick to congratulate the 40-year-old married father of two.
“It worked two ways, as it provided a great opportunity for Redditch Nightstop to raise our profile at a hugely supported event,” she said.
Redditch Nightstop is a charity which provides emergency accommodation and support to 16 to 25-year-olds in need.
It helps them develop life skills, budgeting, CVs and healthy eating so they can become more independent, and they can also contact Nightstop for issues such as lost ID.
Stephen had set himself a target of raising £1,500 for Redditch Nightstop and is now just £200 short.
“The money Stephen raises will go towards the continuation of services, like emergency accommodation and the accredited learning courses we run,” said Susan.
“Thank you to everyone for supporting Redditch Nightstop and Stephen to reach his goal.”
Anyone who wishes to add to Stephen’s total can do so via Virginmoneygiving and look for Redditch Nightstop in the search box.