Chris I’m just calling to ask you if you’d run the London Marathon for us ……. But I’ve retired from road marathons …… I know but we’ve got a place and nobody to run it for us ……. Oh go on then I will.
And so on Sunday April 23rd I will be taking to the streets of London – again. I will be running for Cavendish Cancer Care – a local charity that provides advice, therapy, signposting, and care for those suffering with cancer and also their families and especially children who are affected.
There are two reasons this is a cause worth me coming out of retirement for and putting in the hard training miles. My own father died of cancer when I was 14 and no such help existed for children and partners back then.
And secondly (this may well be news to many of you reading) I was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour myself in July last year. A rare form of cancer. Now to date I have been lucky – it was found early and apart from suffering the indignity of a variety of instrument insertions and a small operation to have said offending tumour removed, I am fine. No need for radical surgery or drug treatments. I’m going from check-up to check-up hoping I stay lucky.
So two great reasons to put myself through the pain barrier again – for Cavendish as they celebrate their 25th anniversary.
Now of course there has to be a theme to my run … and building on last year’s theme of being late for work and running in my suit, this time I am burning the candle at both ends and haven’t time to get changed from the previous evening’s dinner – so here is my running kit for London 2017!!
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And here is some more information about Cavendish Cancer Care