Running To Raise Funds For Children With Cancer
Two Chiswick runners have added an extra 'half marathon' challenge
Two Chiswick runners are tackling the gruelling Virgin London Marathon this month dressed as superheroes as part of their bid to help children with cancer. But there is more to the story.
Phillip Lloyd and Luke Jones will be running half a marathon before starting the official course at 9am with the other runners, running a total of 41 miles on the day, April 26th. They plan to start at Hammersmith at 7 a.m. and run to the Start line before taking on the London Marathon course. The two will join 1,400 'superheroes' competing in the event dressed in capes, headbands, wristbands and running vests.
The duo have been friends since 2003 when they met playing for Rosslyn Park rugby club. Twelve years later, and with Phil a dad himself, and with Luke's work on the paediatric bone tumour ward at the John Radcliffe hospital, they found their inspiration to raise money for children with cancer. The London Marathon seemed the ideal opportunity. But to make the challenge a bit harder and raise as much money as possible ( they have already beaten their target of £5,000), they have decided to run the half marathon at the start, turn around and then run the entire London Marathon.
Phillip,(36 ) who works in Financial Services,explains why they chose to run this year’s marathon in support of Children with Cancer UK: “The effort and pain in running the marathon is nothing compared with what children with cancer go through. Supporting the charity is such an important step in helping those feeling real pain, both directly and indirectly.”
You can donate on Phil and Luke's Justgiving page
April 21, 2015