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Christopher Kyte

Edinburgh Marathon 2018!!

I am running the Edinburgh Marathon in three weeks for Cancer Research UK because I want to help beat cancer once and for all!

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  • Event: Edinburgh Marathon Festival Full Marathon 2018, 27 May 2018

Cancer Research UK

We pioneer life-saving cancer research to help beat cancer sooner

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page!

After 3 years spent recovering from the last one, I have decided to once more put myself through the torture of training for and running a full marathon - in just over 3 weeks I will be running the 2018 Edinburgh Marathon! What with jet lag from long trips to China, Japan and the US, shin splints and a foot injury that I'm afraid to say both looked and smelled like a moderate case of trench foot, training has hardly been ideal. However, I am more motivated now than ever to do the marathon, get a good time, and raise lots of money for Cancer Research UK.

In all honesty I wasn't going to bother setting up a JustGiving page for this, but my friend Kyle (pictured!) was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer and this week has started a three month course of chemotherapy. Having spoken about it, we both agreed that something good should come out of the situation...so please give a big welcome to this page!!! Anyone who knows Kyle at all will know that he is dealing with this in the best possible way - lots of optimism, laughter and planning of amusing hats to wear. He is the best fun ever and having worked together for just a few months he has become one of my best friends and I think we easily hold the record in the office for hours spent laughing at the most ludicrous things. 

He won't want any pity/sympathy/emotion...but please do feel free to direct all of that at me instead!!! Plodding around on boring long runs and trying to find the perfect balance between Britney, Lady Gaga and Beyonce on a running playlist is certainly no walk in the park...

I know this is short notice and I am asking for a lot, but any amount at all that you can donate would be massively appreciated! When I did the Hannover Marathon in 2015 I got over £1000...this time I would like to double it and get over £2000! Please please be as generous as you can - it will help to keep both of us going big time, and of course make a huge difference to an amazing cause!

Thank you so much and brace yourselves for 3 full weeks of pestering!!!!

#redshift #internationalsisters

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