London marathon runner raises over £2,000 for children

Fundraising runner Philip Hermiston at the Virgin London Marathon 2013
Fundraising runner Philip Hermiston at the Virgin London Marathon 2013

Selkirk’s Philip Hermiston has raised over £2,100 for the children’s charity, NSPCC.

The dad-of-two ran the London Marathon in four hours 37 minutes last month, and earlier in the year raised money at a charity race night.

The 32-year-old joiner said: “The marathon went really well. It was a great experience and the atmosphere was brilliant.

“I was very happy with my time. I got off to a good start and then hit the wall at 20 miles, so the last six were hard going.

“It was great having my family there to cheer me on and I was lucky enough to spot them at Tower Bridge.”

Philip works for PJ and PA Hermiston in the town and he and wife Hayley have three-year-old Arran and baby Phoebe.

He wanted to raise money for the NSPCC because he feels it is a “worthwhile” charity. Philip ran Glasgow Half Marathon four years ago, but London was his first 26-miler.

He said: “I enjoyed running the marathon, but it is safe to say I have not caught the marathon bug. I have officially retired from marathon running! “