Laing O’Rourke project manager George Mosey will be running the London Marathon this weekend dressed as a nine foot-high lighthouse to raise money for construction charity, the Lighthouse Club.
The outfit weighs 16 kilogrammes but Mr Mosey, who works at the Custom House C520 site on the Docklands Light Railway, is hoping that the size and height will draw extra attention and donations.
He said: “As our project gets nearer the business end of delivering on time you find yourself training less and less and less and even though I am an experienced marathon runner, when you are trying to deliver your project, train hard and fund raise, it becomes quite hard.”
Mr Mosey has ran eight marathons already for the Lighthouse Club and expects the extra weight to add more than two hours to his usual finishing time around three hours.
Site colleagues at Laing O’Rourke are running a sweepstake on the finishing time of Mosey, who is expected to cross the line anywhere between four hours 50 minutes and five hours 40min.
This year thousands of construction workers are taking part in the “One day….to help our own ”campaign. Support George here.