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Fundraising for The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

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The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

We make the discoveries that defeat cancer to improve the lives of patients everywhere

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It's 7 years since my mum finished her radiotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer. Both her and my nan have benefitted from amazing advancements in drugs and treatment because of the incredible work cancer specialists do. I've recently lost Nana but am incredibly grateful to have my amazing mum in my life as strong and beautiful as ever. 

Recently my sister has also started treatment for cancer and I'm taking on this challenge to help the great work ICR do - progress now saves lives and keeps our families together in the future. 

This year I ran 12 ultramarathons for ICR, and now my mum also took on her first marathon!

Instagram: @mradlee 

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100 miles non-stop DONE! When I found out my sister had cancer earlier this year I decided to sign up to the T100; a marathon and a half further than the London to Brighton challenge which I thought had pushed me to my limit. The response has been wonderful & people have been so generous with their donations we've exceeded my expectations; THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR SUPPORT & GOOD LUCK MESSAGES!

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I'm Halfway! I was going to do an ultra a month but we have a new member of the family arriving in a few months so I'm gonna cram them in from now on 😂 I had a rough time after the 62-miler and was still a bit sick for The Weald Challenge but I'm still injury free and heading to the Lake District on Friday night for a beautiful but gruelling 10,000 feet of ascent in the Five Passes Ultra 😬😬😬

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4 Ultras done! The Calderdale hike was the hardest thing I've ever done and the 40 mile route took ten and a half hours!!

It was hilly. very hilly. 

I got a few blisters, including 2 under my toenails - one of which got infected - rank. I tried to run  a week after and I just couldn't, so it's been a slow return to fitness since then but it's now or never on the 26th as I'm doing the London to Brighton Challenge; 62 miles!

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3 Ultras done! Here I am with my Imber Ultra Souvenir mug and it's a beut. 33 miles, plenty of hills and varying terrain, it was certainly more bumpy than Essex. 

I had some bad foot pain after the St. Peter's Way so I didn't run for a couple of weeks but I managed this one without tooo much pain (Ibuprofen any stubbornness also help).

Had a real slump around half way but had a bit of a second wind about 24 miles in and slogged it out. Coffee and a brownie from the amazing checkpoint crew helped a lot!  

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I'm going to run 12 ultramarathons in 2018 across the country, up hills and tackling ridiculous distances (the biggest planned so far is London to Brighton on May, which is 62 miles/100km!)  



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