Jeremy’s girlfriend, Amanda Ton, raised close to £2,000 for the JWCT running a marathon in the heat and humidity of Malaysia, on 22 November. The Penang Bridge Marathon crosses the third longest bridge in the world of the same name, which connects Penang island to the Malay Peninsula. Amanda said prior to flying out to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city “I carry a weight of worry for this marathon as it is the longest distance I will attempt to date . . .
Also, my training has been in cold dry winter and spring conditions whereas the actual race will be in hot and humid tropical weather. Five years ago I never thought I could do it . . . Now, I have more trust in myself then ever because Jeremy inspired me to get the most out of my days. Also, he taught me that running is about much more than just running.” Amanda, accompanied by her friend Josephine Tran, completed the mammoth 42km distance in a very respectable 4 hours, 41 minutes and 16 seconds. Amanda said on finishing the event “I do think Jeremy would be happy and we'd be celebrating over copious quantities of dumplings & cheap Asian beer”, adding “I can't explain the relief I feel from finishing the marathon successfully, but also the peace I have to know it's all come to an end.”