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Hornby's half marathon / Ho Chi Minh Marathon / Trail Angkor 64km challenge

Fundraising for Pancreatic Cancer Action

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  • In memory of: Mark Robinson
  • Event: half marathon / Ho Chi Minh Marathon / Trail Angkor 64km, 07 Jan 2017 to 21 Jan 2017

Pancreatic Cancer Action

We focus on early diagnosis and awareness to improve survival of pancreatic cancer

Charity Registration No. 1137689

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

In January I will be undertaking the challenge of running a half marathon, full marathon and then a 64km ultramarathon, on consecutive weekends, all in the far from ideal distance running conditions of Vietnam and Cambodia. 

Recently a very good friend from school and Maidenhead Rugby Club, Robbo, lost his brave battle with pancreatic cancer. A few years ago my Uncle Ian also sadly passed due to this particularly aggressive form of cancer. In memory of them both I will be running to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Action, a charity whose focus is on improving the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and improving the quality of life for those affected by pancreatic cancer. 

While this will not be my first marathon, the ultra and the total distance, not to mention the climate, will be a huge ask for an ageing rugby player whose body fat percentage is closer to that of a walrus than a Kenyan marathon runner. I am just aiming to finish and in doing so hope to raise a few quid for the charity. I hope that you will recognise the challenge ahead and be generous enough to support me in this. 

Many thanks in advance.



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