Shropshire ITC Managing Director to tackle ultra-marathon for charity
30th June 2016
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Vince Dovey, Managing Director of SITC, the Shrewsbury based IT and Telecoms specialist, is gearing up for a 100km challenge in September this year.

Running for a good cause 

Taking on the Thames Path Challenge, a gruelling trek from Putney Bridge in London to Henley, Vince has set himself the target of completing the 2 ½ marathons in less than 14 hours and will running, jogging, walking and staggering along the route to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Research, a charity that is close to his heart.

“I had been looking for a way to raise money for Pancreatic Research and when I found out about the Thames Path Challenge it just seemed like a good idea to see if it was something that I could complete,” said Vince.

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Above: Vince and his son.

A punishing route needs excellent training

Vince continued: “The course takes you along the route of the Thames and at 62.5 miles it will be a challenge far in excess of anything that I have taken on before. However knowing that every step is going to raise money for such an amazing charity that works tirelessly to find a cure for such a terrible and indiscriminate illness will hopefully drive me on.

“The Thames Path Challenge is an amazing event and I know that I will gain support from the hundreds of other competitors along the route. However I also know that I will have to do an awful lot of training to ensure that I can complete and to that end I am very lucky in receiving the support and guidance of Chris Aston from Astons Kickboxing Academy who is guiding me through a gruelling training programme.”

Support Vince

Vince said: “It is not always easy to juggle family life and running a busy IT company so to add in the extra training that is required is not easy but when it is for such an important charity then you just have to find the time.

“I have already been lucky enough to receive sponsorship from a number of people, but should anyone else wish to support me in this challenge then I have set up a Just Giving page and I would be grateful for any support. The link to my page is https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/v-dovey.”

SITC is a Shrewsbury based IT and Telecoms company that offers a full range of services including IT support, Telephone Systems, Hardware and Software solutions and Broadband services. Vince or his team can be contacted on 0845 617 1440 or via email at sales@sitc-group.com

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