Dave Coombes asked girlfriend Beverly Grant to be his wife on the Paras' 10 start line

Essex County Standard: With this run, I thee wed With this run, I thee wed

MOST people who are moments away from competing in a ten-mile race will be psyching themselves up for the physical challenge.

But for Dave Coombes there was something far more daunting that lay ahead.

Dave, 49, plucked up the courage to propose to unsuspecting girlfriend Beverly Grant who had simply gone along to watch him race in the Paras' 10 on Sunday.

Dave said: “I had the ring in my running kit and pulled it out to propose just before the warm up. She said yes, and off I went for the run.

“I thought if I propose on the start line and she says no, I’ll have ten miles of angry running to get over it.”

Read the full story in today's Gazette.

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4:27pm Tue 20 May 14

Rhinestone Cowboy* says...

You must be mad mate, run while you have got the chance....getting married is a mugs game....having kids is even worse...single man's lifestyle you cant beat it...cars...clothes.
..women...watches...
football...food...in that order...save the money on the wedding and buy yourself a porsche cayman or an alfa....not including the flash bachelor pad with the 65 inch flat screen tv Finlux of course...5 F's mate...Find em and and so on Forget Them.....!!!!!
You must be mad mate, run while you have got the chance....getting married is a mugs game....having kids is even worse...single man's lifestyle you cant beat it...cars...clothes. ..women...watches... football...food...in that order...save the money on the wedding and buy yourself a porsche cayman or an alfa....not including the flash bachelor pad with the 65 inch flat screen tv Finlux of course...5 F's mate...Find em and and so on Forget Them.....!!!!! Rhinestone Cowboy*
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