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Chefs victorious in marathon against brewers

15 April 2008 by

The "Chefs on the Run" team, led by Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr, beat the "London Pride" team, made up of employees from Fullers, in their Chefs vs Brewers challenge at Sunday's Flora London Marathon.

Joining the other 34,000 runners who crossed the finishing line, both teams battled through the extremes of rain, sleet and glorious sunshine to see which team would cross the finishing line in the quickest time.

The chefs pipped the brewers to the post winning by just 11 minutes with an average time of three hours 36 minutes. The Fuller's team crossed the finishing line with an average time of three hours 47 minutes.

"The team trained extremely hard for the event, so we're delighted that the hard work has paid off. Our average time was exceptional and we have all managed to raise a lot of money for our chosen charities, which is fantastic."

Andy Bowen, team leader for Fuller's, added: "The team put in a lot of training for this year's marathon and I'm very proud of them. The crowd were absolutely amazing, particularly at the official London Pride cheering points at Millwall Park and Marsh Plaza, and I'm sure they helped push the team along - but obviously not quite enough to take the Chefs v Brewers title."

Gordon Ramsay, to whom Roux Jr was referring, said: "Michel Roux is gloating that he beat me but he is built like a piece of asparagus. He'll be dining out on this for the next 364 days."

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By Daniel Thomas

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