Why I ran the London Marathon - Alan's story

Alan Hunter ran the London Marathon for his Dad and Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

"I wanted to complete the London Classics in 2019 after my Dad was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year and sadly passed away after a 6 week battle.

"During that time the help and support we all got from Rennie Grove Hospice Care, was incredible and anything I can do to help people receive the same care will be some way to pay back their kindness.

"Running the Virgin Money London Marathon for Team Hospice UK was an amazing experience from start to finish. It was great to meet so many other people running for Hospice UK.

"The Events Team made it feel like one big family and that certainly relaxed me at least a little bit! The support I've got from the team has been a huge help throughout, not least seeing everybody after 7 miles at the Cutty Sark and the massage afterwards!

"The highlight of the day was crossing the finish line in 3:59. I really hope it's something dad would have been proud of."

Alan is now onto the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, taking place in August. Registration has closed for this year's event but we have a special early bird offer available for the 2020 event. Please sign up today and join him in supporting hospice care across the country.

However, if you are really looking to take part in an event this year, we still have places in the Royal Parks Half Marathon.



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