Peter Wheddon

Peter's London Marathon 2019

Fundraising for PROSTATE CANCER UK
£900
raised of £250 target
by 45 supporters
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Event: London Marathon 2019, on 28 April 2019
PROSTATE CANCER UK

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RCN 1005541 and in Scotland (SC039332)
We fund research to stop prostate cancer killing men

Story

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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.

About the charity

PROSTATE CANCER UK

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RCN 1005541 and in Scotland (SC039332)
Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition - to stop men dying from prostate cancer. Through shifting the science over the next 10 years to focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and support, we will stop prostate cancer being a killer.

Donation summary

Total raised
£900.00
+ £170.00 Gift Aid
Online donations
£900.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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