A Tale of Two Cities and The Marathon Man

Chiswick’s Paul Zanon takes on challenge for Downs Syndrome Assoc.

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To sponsor Paul, either go to his homepage on www.justgiving.com/portionpzee or call him on 0845 230 0372.

To find out more about the Down’s Syndrome Association visit www.downs-syndrome.org.uk


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Since the early 1990’s Chiswick resident Paul Zanon has been raising funds for a number of charities that he has a direct affinity with. His many and varied fundraising methods have always been endurance based including a 24 hour martial arts marathon and several 5km swimathons.

This year he is taking on one of the hardest endurance challenges by running the London Marathon. I hear you say, “lots of people do that” but how many will be running another marathon 12 days later. After the gruelling 26 miles of London, he will complete the Belfast Marathon – both in aid of the Down’s Syndrome Association.

Paul said, “I wanted to take on a truly hard challenge and as somebody who really can’t stand running, I thought it would be a mental challenge as well as pushing myself physically. I started my first run May 2006 and have since taken part in a variety of runs, including, The Great South, half marathons, and more recently, The Hellrun! As Business Development Director of the Down’s Syndrome Association, I know that the money I hope to raise will be put to good work.”

Paul is managing on top of his full time job to put in an average of 6 hours of running per week in order to prepare himself for this marathon medley. The up side of all the training is the local sandwich shop has since a marked raise in profits!!

Paul would ask his local community to get behind him and sponsor him for his Marathon Medley.

February 1, 2007