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Why I took on the London Marathon for Pancreatic Cancer UK

Posted by: Guest author 1 January 2019

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Lee took on the Virgin Money Giving London Marathon 2018 in memory of his father, Frank, who sadly passed away in 2014. Through his hard work and determination, Lee raised an incredible £4,355 for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

We caught up with Lee after the race to find out why he decided to join our team.

Why did you take on the London Marathon?

I decided to take on the London Marathon for the challenge. I'd done some half marathons before and wanted to up it to the next level. I also intended to combine this with raising money for Pancreatic Cancer UK in memory of my dad.

What was it like to be part of the Pancreatic Cancer UK London Marathon team?

Being part of the Pancreatic Cancer UK team was just amazing! The main reason is that it was a team. Long distance running is normally quite a solitary experience, but running for Pancreatic Cancer UK I found that everybody pulled together and supported each other. Not just the runners but everybody at the charity as well. It was one of the best times of my life.

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London Marathon team 2018

What would you say to someone who was considering running for Pancreatic Cancer UK?

If someone told me that they were considering running for Pancreatic Cancer UK I would say just do it! The support you'll get will be amazing throughout the whole journey. I would also tell them to treasure the memories as it will turn out to be a very special time. 

If you have a ballot place in the London Marathon 2019 click below to join our team.

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