Running doc raises £1,200
The fathers day run was of special significance for the 39-year-old, who completed the course in 3 hours 56 minutes and 42 seconds after running in memory of his father.
He was raising money for the Bobby Moore Fund for research into bowel cancer after his father died of the disease at the age of just 38.
Dr Jones, who practises at the Northgate Surgery in Church Street, managed to raise more than £1,200 after running a sweepstake in the surgery waiting room.
"I wanted a different way of raising money instead of just asking people to fill in a sponsor form," he said.
"So I came up with the idea of running a sweepstake and getting people to pay for the particular time they thought it would take me to finish the race."
Dr Jones came 202nd in the race and said he was delighted to have achieved a time of less than four hours.
He said: "I was very pleased with my time however I dont think Ill be doing it again in a hurry!
"I could hardly move afterwards because my muscles ached so much."
The Bobby Moore fund was set up by Cancer Research UK in 1993 in memory of the England football captain who died from the disease in 1993 at the age of 51.
The fund raises money for bowel cancer research and works to inform and educate people about the disease.
Although bowel cancer is curable if it is caught early enough, it kills around 16,000 people in the UK every year.
DrJones said: "My own father suffered from bowel cancer and died at the age of 38.
"The marathon therefore had a special significance for me and obviously I was really pleased to have been able to raise so much money.
"I would now like to thank all those who took part in the sweepstake, including patients at the surgery, without whom I could not have raised so much.
"I must also say a big thank you to all the staff at the surgery who have really supported me and my running."
THERE was another good turnout of red Uttoxeter vests for the popular Crown School 10K race on Sunday.
The flat course around Stretton and Rolleston encouraged good times but this was tempered by warm and windy conditions.
The race was part of the Burton & District Summer Race League and also one of the Uttoxeter Clubs own championship grands prix.
New member Pat Tivenan helped the team with a time under 50 minutes and Phil Reads return improved the score considerably.
Danny Carter ran for his first claim club, Hatton Darts, but his time of 48:23 will count in the Uttoxeter championship.
The final B&BSRL event is on Saturday evening and comprises a six-mile run on mainly country paths at Newton Solney.
There is also a one-mile fun run, which is a Sports Relief event.
Road Runners times: Phil Read 37:37;
Simon Danks 42:02; Brian Mackey 42:24; Clive Baggaley 43:34; Trevor Clay 49:21; Patrick Tivenan 49:44; Stephen Tunstall 51:00; Diane Guyah 51:23; Steve Shields 54:16;
Tracy Hodgins 59:30.
ASHBOURNE Running Club is offering people the chance to get fit with a view to taking part in the towns three-mile fun run in September.
The club is running eight special 'run-walk gatherings, starting on Monday, JULY 19, at 7pm.
The group, which is aimed at both novices and non-runners, will meet in the foyer of Ashbourne Leisure Centre and sessions will last about 50 minutes each week.
However, those taking part will also be encouraged to run-walk twice more each week in their own time.
The club is setting a target for people to be able to complete the three-mile fun run on September 19 with as little as eight weeks training.
Anyone interested in taking up the challenge is asked to contact Caren Coonan on either 01335-343843 or 07810- 182640, Charles Pratley on 01335-348950 or Alistair Duncan on 01335-343282.
The running club meets at the Flying Club, next to the leisure centre, at 7pm on Tuesdays.