Graeme H
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Going through the pain barrier to beat blood cancer

Graeme H
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06 Mar 2014

Next month I'll be pounding the pavements of London as I take part in the London Marathon in my bid to raise money to help beat blood cancer.


The training has been going well recently but the overall commitment to running/training has been an interesting lesson for me! I Injured my IT band in December so had a month off while I was on the physio table getting it fixed! However; I'm looking forward to the hotter weather (if any comes!) and brighter nights for the last push in the next few months.

I am  lucky to live in London when training - there are so many great sites in central London that you pass when running home from work and this has really motivated me to keep going.

In terms of races,  I ran a 10km at Greenwich park a couple of weeks ago which went really well (42.30mins), and I'm still looking to take part in a half marathon before the big race but haven't decided on dates yet!


My motivation spurring me on is my sister. Whenever I find the training hard, I know it’s nothing compared to the two year fight that my sister showed when she was having chemotherapy for both lymphoma and leukaemia. Her determination and courageous fight is something I look up to and will never forget.


Fundraising is going really well. It has really amazed me how generous people are for such a worthy charity. If I could offer any tips to fellow fundraisers it would be to start as early as possible!

Entry for this year's London Marathon is now closed however there are a number of other running events available on the website.