UPDATE: Pastor completes city marathon

New Life Christian Centre's Children's and Families Pastor, Jonathan Robinson, sets off from Greenhill Primary school (Eastmoor), on his annual marathon which takes in 16 schools around the Wakefield district. The event is held to raise awarness of CAP (Community Awareness Programme).'w8692a220

New Life Christian Centre's Children's and Families Pastor, Jonathan Robinson, sets off from Greenhill Primary school (Eastmoor), on his annual marathon which takes in 16 schools around the Wakefield district. The event is held to raise awarness of CAP (Community Awareness Programme).'w8692a220

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A PASTOR has completed his charity marathon run between 16 city schools.

Jonathan Robinson, of the New Life Christian Centre, crossed the finish line at Wakefield Cathedral at about 2pm, having started his 26-mile 385 yards route at about 9.30am.

He is hoping his efforts will raise thousands of pounds for the city’s homeless project the Community Awareness Programme (CAP).

Along the way he collected and wore caps designed by a child at each school.

And he was joined on certain stretches of the route by members of the Wakefield Wildcats Community Trust.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to (CAP).

Mr Robinson, who completed the marathon in just more than four hours, said: “The last stretch was looking really tough but I think overall it was easier than last time, I’m really happy with my time.

“It was great to see the children cheering me on, they have been absolutely superb. I hope it will have raised a lot of money for CAP.”

Mayor of Wakefield Coun Ros Lund said: “Jonathan has run a tremendous marathon with so much work involved.

“It has been real privilege during my year as mayor to become more aware of the good work CAP does. It is something we don’t always take note of, but we should be glad we have such a strong organisation helping the homeless in Wakefield.”