Neil Raine's widow to run half marathon for charityPublished: 30th Jan 2007, 00:37:05 | Permalink | Printable
In memory of Meteors authorThe widow of former Acorn engineer Neil Raine, who died in a hang gliding accident last March, will compete in a half-marathon in his memory. Keen squash player Neil, 45, was killed after he lost control of his craft during his first solo flight while on holiday in Spain, last year.
His widow Frances Early is set to raise hundreds of pounds through sponsorship for a charity that encourages young people to get into sport as a tribute to Neil's interest in sports and activities.
Frances, pictured training, said: "I'm doing this run in memory of Neil, who always aimed to be the best he could be at whatever he was doing. It's my first half-marathon, so it'll be a big personal achievement.
"The sponsorship money will support the work of Access Sport, who aim to get kids off the sofa and active, something of which Neil would have thoroughly approved."
For RISC OS and Acorn fans, Neil was best known for creating several games, including Hopper, Planetoids, and the RiscPC-bundled diversion Meteors. While at Acorn, he had a hand in the design of the ARM, contributed to the RISC OS window manager and font manager, and later worked on database DataPower for Iota Software.
Frances is set to take part in the Bath half marathon on March 25, this year.
Frances's justgiving.com webpage
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