The family of Nicholas Beckley are raising money in his memory for Mind - The Mental Health Charity in his memory after he sadly died at the University Hospital of Wales, Heath, Cardiff having collapsed at the finish line of the Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday 6th October 2019. Those who wish to donate are asked to give generously.
Nick, who worked as a Senior Planner at Cardiff Council and was an alumni of Cardiff University, had run the race twice before and was a regular runner and football player.
Nick's brother, Andrew Beckley, described him as "a true Gentleman who will be sorely missed and always loved by all".
Nick was born in North Devon in 1983, moving to Cardiff in 2003 to study at Cardiff University. Having gained a degree and masters in Strategic Planning and Urban Design, he joined Cardiff Council as a Town Planner and was recently appointed Senior Planner. Although extremely proud to be from Devon and a country boy at heart, Nick was hugely passionate about Cardiff and saw it as his home.
Nick loved sport and in particular, Football and Running. He represented Appledore Football Club (Devon) and Cardiff University and was a long-standing member of Cardiff Cosmopolitan FC, where he had played for more than 10 years. Nick ran regularly, typically around Cardiff Bay, where he lived, and he had completed the Cardiff Half Marathon twice before. He was a big fan of the event and was so pleased to see how it has grown over the last few years.