Marathon efforts

Karys Matthams, from Thetford, is tackling the London Marathon for the national deafblind charity Sense next month. For Karys, 32, a teacher at Breckland Middle School in Brandon, it will be the first time she braves the 26-mile distance.

Karys Matthams, from Thetford, is tackling the London Marathon for the national deafblind charity Sense next month.

For Karys, 32, a teacher at Breckland Middle School in Brandon, it will be the first time she braves the 26-mile distance.

She took up running four years ago to get fit and help de-stress after work.

She said: “I wanted to run for Sense as it offers a vital lifeline to deafblind people, offering them support and teaching skills to live as independently as possible.”

Karys wants to raise �1,500 for Sense by running the marathon and is also

aiming to boost funds with a non-uniform day at her school.

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Karys can be sponsored by logging on to www.justgiving.com/karysmatthams

Meanwhile, Stevan Wilson, sales manager at EMG in Thetford, is running the April 26 marathon for the charity Phabkids.

Stevan, a type 1 diabetic, has lost five stone during training and runs six nights a week after work getting ready for the big day. He hopes to complete the course in under four hours.

Stevan's fundraising page is www.justgiving.com/stevanwilson