For the first 10K of the runners' challenge they were accompanied by dozens of colleagues from their office in Weetwood who stayed with them all the way to the Royal Armouries in South Leeds. Neil Jones and Chris Lawrence will carry on to London over the next seven days averaging a marathon a day.
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