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Peter Wheddon

Peter's London Marathon 2019

I am raising funds for Prostate Cancer UK for PROSTATE CANCER UK because of the support they provide.

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  • Event: London Marathon 2019, 28 Apr 2019

PROSTATE CANCER UK

We fund research to stop prostate cancer killing men

Charity Registration No. 1005541 and in Scotland (SC039332)

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Four years ago I had a radical prostatectomy for locally advanced prostate cancer. I thought I had been "cured" but cancer recurrence was confirmed this February.

My Oncologist recommended that I start hormone therapy and radiotherapy at the earliest opportunity. I deferred RT and elected to delay taking the HT as I had a Best for Age place in the Bath Half and the London Marathon and was aiming for a fast time (for my age!). 

My training had been progressing well but on 10 March  (7 weeks before the Marathon) my legs stopped working properly due to sciatica. I was unable to run for the subsequent 5 weeks. At 4 weeks to go I gave up hope of getting to the start line and started on the HT. So, 16 days before Marathon Day I tried to run and managed an uncomfortable 6 miles. I managed 3 runs in the last week including a slow 16 miler. With a week to go I have now committed to be on the start line! 

PCUK has been a great support to me, when I was originally diagnosed 4 years ago and recently now my cancer has come back. I am now running with the aim to raise funds for this fantastic charity.

Sport has helped my through some difficult times in the last few years. It has provided a distraction and given me the determination to get through the hard times. I will use this determination to help me through the next few months of treatment and to get to the finish line in London.

Finish or not, I hope you can support me by donating to this cause.

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