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slashesStuart Bayne, Sales Manager North, NGK, is taking to the streets again for charity in the London Marathon.

This is the second year running that Stuart has been accepted into the marathon, no mean feat in itself as some 414,000 people originally applied to run.

Stuart will be taking part to raise funds for the Downs Syndrome Association (DSA), which continues to support people with Downs Syndrome to live full and active lives, through programmes such as Workfit, enabling people to find employment, and the DSA Active activity programme.

In the past few years he has raised a staggering £62,500 for the DSA via a number of epic fund-raising exertions including sponsored cycle rides in Europe and New Zealand.

Stuart Is hoping to knock an hour off his 2018 debut time of 6hrs 17mins in the marathon on Sunday,  April 28.

He said: “Last year I hoped to come in at around five hours 30 minutes, but it was the hottest weather ever for the London Marathon and we were all advised not to run too fast. It was all about ‘the finish line, not the finish time’.

“The crowds really support you all along the route; they were absolutely brilliant last year, so I’m hopeful that this year with their encouragement I will beat my last time.”

If you wish to donate to Stuart’s fund-raising page, please log on to and enter his name.


About NGK SPARK PLUG: Worldwide: NGK Spark Plug is one of the leading automotive and technical ceramics suppliers, with its corporate headquarters in Nagoya, Japan and sales organisations and production facilities all over the world. The automotive side of the company specialises in the fields of ignition and sensor technology, supplying Original Equipment and Aftermarket customers across the globe. Its product portfolio for the Aftermarket comprises spark plugs, glow plugs, ignition coils and leads under the NGK Ignition Parts brand, whilst oxygen and temperature sensors, NOx sensors, mass air flow (MAF) and manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensors operate under the brand NTK Vehicle Electronics. With more than 14,500 employees, the company’s automotive and technical ceramics activities generate a total annual turnover of around 3.1 billion Euros worldwide. NGK Spark Plug is represented on all continents and has 41 group companies, 24 production plants and five technical centres. NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is a leading supplier of original equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors, plus ignition coils, to the independent UK automotive aftermarket.

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