Paddington has been invited onto the
starting rostrum as part of his 50th
anniversary celebrations, to join a yetto-
be named celebrity in setting the
runners on their way. But that’s not all.
Once the runners have passed the start
line, Paddington will leap off the rostrum
and himself begin the 13-mile race.
Mark Sullivan, who is bravely
donning the Paddington running suit, will
endeavour to overtake as many other
runners as possible, even though he’ll be
among the last to start!
Mark says, “I’m used to running in
the suit, having previously taken part in
the Great North Run and London and
New York marathons. My aim is to pass
as many other runners as possible and
in so doing raise lots of money for
Action Medical Research.”