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.

Training

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!

Motivation

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

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.