Marathon Man Mark

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Of all the marathons in all the world, only six are in the big league and only 600 people have completed all of them. Among that number is Mark Lewis, Head of Hospitality at Bedford College.

When he’s not running a winning department, Mark, aged 50 of Milton Keynes, is running around the world. He has completed the Abbot World Marathon Majors in London, Boston, Tokyo, Berlin, Chicago and New York City and raised £20,000 in the process.

“After my first ever marathon I swore I would never do another, now I have completed 16, including the big six for which I have my medal and certificate,” said Mark,

“Running is a great way to reduce the pressures of work and burn off the calories which come from being tempted by our students’ award-winning cakes and other dishes.”

Bedford College’s hospitality training covers full-time real work style training for school leavers, as well as part-time and evening courses for keen cooks and those wanting to progress to degree-level learning in hotel and business management. For details of how to take the first winning steps go to

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