Chris Powell: 'I ended up in Sainsbury’s with luminous shorts and tights on'

18 April 2018 10:30
Southend’s manager is running the London Marathon on Sunday for charity and training has not gone without hiccupsFor Chris Powell the countdown to running Sunday’s London Marathon began while watching the last one. Alongside his children, Morgan and Ché, at home in Surrey – nine months before he accepted the manager’s job at Southend – he watched the 26.2-mile event from the comfort of his sofa. On Sunday he will run his maiden marathon, in aid of Prostate Cancer UK, the charity for which he has been a long-time ambassador.“I thought: ‘This is brilliant, I should do something instead of just attending events to raise awareness,’” Powell says. “It was a throwaway remark. I said: ‘I should have done it over the years.’ My daughter said: ‘Well, why don’t you?’ My son was like: ‘You should, you should.’ I was like: ‘No, no, those days are gone.’ They both said: ‘You have a year to prepare’ and they were right. Related: Accrington Stanley: how the ‘starving peasants’ rocked the natural order | Niall McVeigh Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian