Word reaches me that several prominent members of the PR community
are competing in this Sunday’s London Marathon.
Veteran City PR man Richard Pollen, formerly of Valin Pollen and now
head of Pollen Associates, is to attempt the event for the second year
running and hopes to better last year’s time of three and a half
Also running for a worthwhile cause are Josie Dobrin and Allison
Pentland of Luther Pendragon who are hoping to raise money for research
into multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer). Dobrin’s mother is
undergoing treatment for the disease, which also affects younger
Phillida de la Billiere of Consolidated Communications and Lauren Mogan
at Two Ten Communications are also taking part. They will do well to
match Gareth David of College Hill in the marathon. David’s best time
for the 26.3 mile stretch is three hours and eleven minutes and he’s
looking to break this at this year’s marathon.
Good luck to everyone competing and lets hope they’re aren’t too many
sprains and aching limbs around offices on the following Monday.