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Dave's Hell of a Hill Marathon

I took on the hill over five days for Breast Cancer Care because it seemed like a good idea 12 months ago

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  • In memory of: Diane Beevers
  • Event: Hell of a Hill Marathon, 09 Nov 2016 to 13 Nov 2016

Breast Cancer Care

We offer care, support and information to anyone affected by breast cancer

Charity Registration No. 1017658 (England & Wales), SC038104 (Scotland)

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Five days. Two HOAH marathons, two 18-mile runs and a 9.5 mile run. A total of 98 miles. 22 laps of the Pike. 18,300ft of climb. Doesn't look half bad when you write it down. Thank you to everyone who made it happen - that was some 61st birthday!!

I might not have managed to do 5 marathons in 5 days but I gave it my best shot every day in memory of my amazing wife Diane, who lost her brave battle against breast cancer in February 2013.

I promised her I would be OK. Typically selfless of her, she was worried I wouldn't cope without her. She was right. So I haven't been without her. Every day she guides me and every day I talk to her. Most days I simply tell her I wish I knew why we had been torn apart. Neither of us has come up with an answer yet.

But it's a question that dominates the lives of tens of thousands more people every year who live, fight and pray under the cloud of a diagnosis of breast cancer.

If it wasn't for Breast Cancer Care, it would be a very one-sided fight. But because of the work they do in counselling, supporting and raising awareness of people's struggle with this horrible disease, it is a battle more and more people are winning.

But they need your support to continue this work. Please give what you can.


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