The clouds outside were pitch black and torrential rain pounded the windows. Inside, on the 38th floor of the Gherkin building in the City of London, the mood could not have been more of a contrast. An exultant Steve Rawlins, CEO of Anglia announced an agreement with Analog Devices to be a UK & Ireland distributor which comes into effect on May 2.
Marathon Man (And Womble!): Chris McAneny, that's him on the right, looks rightly pleased with himself after completing the London Marathon in a very respectable 3hr 54min 15sec, nicely within his four hour target.
Says McAneny, Business Development Director, EMEA at Future Electronics says, "It was a fantastic experience .....to do just the once !! There are many more challenges that are out there . The crowds and the whole London Marathon experience is incredible that I recommend to anyone .
Some go faster and some go slower . Of course your target time has a real driving factor to focus on the training , however its being part of an event that has 37,500 participants , millions of spectators on the route and many many millions watching through out the world .
I'd be delighted to share my experience with anyone that's thinking of taking up the challenge in 2013 .
The Kenyans can breath a sigh of relief ......I probably was never going to trouble them......unless they did two laps and I did one .....and even then I doubt it ;-)
He adds, "I had support from so many across the Industry too many to list but a couple of mentions, IDT £1000 and Paxton £400 were amazing among so many . Big Thanks to You all."