Chris Domogalla and Simon Lappin to run London Marathon for Community Sports Foundation

A member of first-team coaching staff and former Norwich City midfielder are set to run the London Marathon in October to raise money for the Community Sports Foundation.

Head of performance Chris Domogalla and former Canaries midfielder and now CSF coach Simon Lappin will be embarking on the 26.2 mile challenge which takes place on October 3.

Domogalla has been part of the coaching staff since Daniel Farke's arrival in the summer of 2017 and is looking forward to the challenge, whilst supporting a worthwhile cause.

"Personally, I felt it was a great challenge," he said. "I've never done it before. The longest I've done was a half marathon and that was about 12 years ago.

"When I got asked about it coming up and raising money for a good cause, I was up for the challenge."

Lappin has been working for the foundation since his retirement from football in 2018 and is looking forward to fulfilling a lifelong ambition of running in the race.

"It's something I've always wanted to do. I signed up to it last year, but obviously it was cancelled. I couldn't wait to get the opportunity to support it again for such a brilliant charity.

"The training started off pretty slow. I thought I would build it up gradually. It's difficult when you're on your own at times, to push yourself.

"But I'm really looking forward to the day. Adam Drury has done it before and he says it's an incredible day. So doing it for an incredible cause as well, I can't wait for it."

The pair were both keen to emphasise how important any donations will be to the Community Sports Foundation.

Domogalla added: "the Community Sports Foundation is a great cause. They put so many courses on and help so many people from a variety of backgrounds. It was a no brainer.

"The work they do is massive, I sometimes think it's a bit underrated. You can see how many projects they're involved in and how many courses they put on."

Lappin continued: "the main reason I'm doing it though is to raise money for CSF.

"They run so many programmes and one of the big areas is the disability programme we have. Any money that we can raise will benefit these programmes and I'm all-in to try and support it."

Chris and Simon have both set up Virgin Money donation pages and you can show support for their cause.

Alternatively, you can support the foundation by entering a competition to win a Lotus Elise Sport. Click here for more information.

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