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Byline: A naval architect and a doctor from Southampton are attempting their first marathon together to raise support for the RNLI in memory of a loved one who passed away in a boating accident.
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Nick Burton and Mairi Reynolds will be getting married in July but first they have to endure 26 miles of pushing their physical and mental limits to the extreme.

Nick explained what motivated them to run for the RNLI, he said: ‘Having grown up in Guernsey and been involved in sailing and boating from a young age, I have been surrounded by friends and family who feel protected by the great service that the RNLI provides.

‘My father passed away in a boating accident, and I want to raise money for the RNLI to help them to prevent as many boating accidents as possible in the future. Further to this, I have pursued a career in the marine industry, and so for me, raising the profile of the RNLI and the really important work they do is really rewarding.’

Training together has been challenging to fit in around their day jobs but they’ve previously run a number of half marathons and have even managed to find the time to recently complete a training run of 20 miles.

Nick added: ‘Mairi is an A&E doctor working long hours, so training can be challenging to fit in, but it gives us a good opportunity to spend time catching up with each other whilst we run which makes the miles go much faster!’

To sponsor Nick and Mairi visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/mairiandnick

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Photo Caption – Nick Burton and Mairi Reynolds in training

RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Ruth Bessant, RNLI Public Relations Officer, on 01202 336789 or email ruth_bessant@rnli.org.uk

RNLI online
For more information on the RNLI please visit www.rnli.org.uk. News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI Press Centre www.rnli.org.uk/press

Byline: A naval architect and a doctor from Southampton are attempting their first marathon together to raise support for the RNLI in memory of a loved one who passed away in a boating accident.
Page Content:

Nick Burton and Mairi Reynolds will be getting married in July but first they have to endure 26 miles of pushing their physical and mental limits to the extreme.


Nick explained what motivated them to run for the RNLI, he said: ‘Having grown up in Guernsey and been involved in sailing and boating from a young age, I have been surrounded by friends and family who feel protected by the great service that the RNLI provides.


‘My father passed away in a boating accident, and I want to raise money for the RNLI to help them to prevent as many boating accidents as possible in the future. Further to this, I have pursued a career in the marine industry, and so for me, raising the profile of the RNLI and the really important work they do is really rewarding.’

Training together has been challenging to fit in around their day jobs but they’ve previously run a number of half marathons and have even managed to find the time to recently complete a training run of 20 miles.


Nick added: ‘Mairi is an A&E doctor working long hours, so training can be challenging to fit in, but it gives us a good opportunity to spend time catching up with each other whilst we run which makes the miles go much faster!’

To sponsor Nick and Mairi visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/mairiandnick

Notes to editors:
Photo Caption – Nick Burton and Mairi Reynolds in training

RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Ruth Bessant, RNLI Public Relations Officer, on 01202 336789 or email ruth_bessant@rnli.org.uk

RNLI online
For more information on the RNLI please visit www.rnli.org.uk. News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI Press Centre www.rnli.org.uk/press