When Maxie told us that he was going to attempt a half-marathon, we said: “No Maxie, they’re called Snickers nowadays!”
But no one is sniggering now. We all stand in awe of our club captain, who ran the St Albans Half Marathon yesterday, 8th June. He well and truly smashed it, coming home in a record time of 1:51:56.
Not only that, but Maxie then proceeded to captain the Allstars in their game against Chigwell and Hainault Synagogue CC, impressing the capacity crowd with some fluid strokeplay and a fine (if rather short) spell of bowling. By the end of the day, he had made a mockery of the reputation of the St Anne’s Allstars as bunch of unfit, lazy layabouts.
To a man the Allstars are hugely proud of our skipper, who has shown enormous dedication – not to say athleticism – by training for and completely a task which would feel any lesser mortal with dread.
On a more serious note, Maxie was running to raise money for a very worthy cause: Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. It is a charity that is very important to the Allstars and one which we all wish to support. Maxie has so far raised over £2,000 in memory of his daughter Alexandra. But if you haven’t yet donated, and you are able to, please click here to donate. We would all really appreciate it.