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MICHAEL Underhill

Michael's Great North Run 2015. I've beaten the knife

I am running the GNR for British Heart Foundation because I promised myself and others I would.

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  • Team members: Thanks, SIMON, CHRIS, GARY, PAUL, ANDY AND BEN.
  • Event: Great North Run 2015, 13 Sep 2015

British Heart Foundation

We fund life saving medical research to beat the world's biggest killers.

Charity Registration No. 225971


As many of you will know, but for those that don’t, I suffered a heart attack on 7th November 2013.This came out of the blue and resulted in me spending a month in hospital, having a triple heart bypass and needing many months to recover.

Without the help of the BHF (British Heart Foundation) and their research, I probably wouldn't be here to tell my story - let alone do the run!

On the eve of my operation, after the surgeon had explained the full procedure and the benefits I would get from it, I told him I wanted to be able to run a half marathon.

 I am determined to complete the promise I made to the surgeon and to myself within 2 years of the operation. In September this year, I intend to fulfil this by completing the GNR (Great North Run).

I truly appreciate the super work that the BHF do, and also the fantastic work the surgeon performed.  Because of this, I can now look forward to a much longer and healthier future with my wife and family. I would like to take this opportunity to give a little something back by raising money through the GNR, so that they may continue giving others the care and support that I received.

If you would like to help me raise funds, I and the BHF would greatly appreciate your sponsorship (It would also give me an extra boost whist training).

I would also like to acknowledge the grateful support of my 2 sons and 4 close family friends, who will be running with me.  Most importantly though, I cannot forget my wife Sue, who has supported and cared for me every step of the way on my journey to recovery.  She is my rock and is by far the most important member of the team.

Thank you.      and search for MICHAEL UNDERHILL


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