Miles of smiles for running man Chris

August 1, 2016 Our People

ChrisRUNNING isn’t just a way of staying fit for dedicated marathon man Chris Cahill, it’s also a de-stressing therapy… which means he would rather spend his lunchtimes eating up the miles than his sandwiches. “As soon as I get out running anything that’s been bothering me just goes away,” says BPH-based Test Analyst Chris, who raised £1,000 for charity and took part in his third London Marathon this year. He only decided a month before the race to donate money to the Northern Ireland Transplant Association, after the sudden tragic death of the 16 year-old niece of a friend. “I am bowled over by the generosity of iPSL colleagues, friends and family who gave so generously,” says Chris (pictured right). “I am pleased to help such a worthwhile cause and really grateful for everyone’s support. “I also feel really proud of my run, as I knocked four minutes off my previous personal best and for the first time ran the whole race without slowing to a walk. I feel like I really cracked it this year.” Chris took up running about ten years ago, after giving up playing and coaching football. As well as the three London Marathons, since 2012 he has also ticked off three in Milton Keynes. “I’d rather get out with colleagues on my lunch hours than sit and eat,” he adds. “My role is a sedentary one so I need to move. “At 47 I’m a better marathon runner than ever. I’ve been hooked since my first race and just want to keep running for as long as I can.”