Big Apple-ication development: Jumar’s marathon feat

Doug has taken part in many marathons – including London (pictured)

One of Jumar’s best known names – our CTO, Doug Michael – is swapping his desk in the UK for the streets of New York (in the aftermath of ‘superstorm’ Sandy) to take part in one of the world’s most prestigious marathons.

On 4th November, Doug (who has an enviable marathon running pedigree, having run the London Marathon already this year) will be raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust by running 26 miles around Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx – before crossing the finish line in Central Park.  The latest word is that the marathon is still scheduled to go ahead as planned – although many runners may not be able to actually get to NY, because of the backlog of plane cancellations.  Doug was lucky – and his scheduled flight was not affected.

In his own (modest) words, he’s not hoping to break any records, having lost seven weeks training to a go-karting accident.  Let’s just hope he’s better at running than go-karting.

If you’re lucky enough to be there on the day, cheer him on.  Alternatively, if you’re one of our US clients, and want to talk to him about IT modernisation, Service Oriented Architecture or Agile Development – catch him on the finish line.  He won’t be able to run away!


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