Journey's end

Staff from Cranfield School of Management dressed up as a centipede to run the London Marathon on Sunday for Sense, the national deafblind charity. As one of the official charities of this year's race, Sense estimated it has raised around £1m from the event. Laura Foster, the self-styled 'Ms Ordinary' who announced that she wanted to beat disgraced peer Jeffrey Archer to the world record for the most money raised in a marathon, fell somewhat short of Archer's stated £1.6m target, raising only £4,218 for Help the Aged, Cancer Research UK, Childline, the NSPCC and Shelter. She admitted her campaign had "lost a lot of momentum", but added that "an extra four grand for charity is better than nothing". Lord Archer's office was tight-lipped on Monday when pressed on whether he had succeeded in his world record attempt.

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