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Dan Cook

London Marathon 2018

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My story

[p]Thank you for taking the time to visit my page.[/p][p][br][/p][p]This week I had the incredible news that I have been registered in the 2018 London Marathon, running to raise money for Grief Encounter. [/p][p][br][/p][p]A daunting prospect indeed...how many miles???[/p][p][br][/p][p]Last year I completed my first half marathon and vowed never to go running again...but when the opportunity came up to run this iconic race to raise money for such a wonderful charity, I could not refuse. [/p][p][br][/p][p]When my sister-in-law, Natalie Cook, passed away, the pain and devastation it caused our families was immeasurable. Nats suffered an amniotic fluid embolism, which is a rare child birth emergency. [/p][p][br][/p][p]Nats’ beautiful daughter, Chloe, survived but Nats also left behind her son Zac, loving husband Tim and family and friends. [/p][p][br][/p][p]Processing this grief and trying to articulate my emotions has been particularly difficult for me and still is. Heaven knows what it must be like for a child - it is unimaginable. [/p][p][br][/p][p]I know that for my brother, Tim, and his wonderful children, Grief Encounter’s support has been invaluable.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Every training run I complete, no matter how cold, wet or miserable will not only be for Grief Encounter, but will also be For Nats x You would be so proud of them both. They are wonderful x [/p][p][br][/p][p]Grief Encounter is a child bereavement charity that provides information, advice and support to bereaved children, young people and their families. They are dedicated to helping bereaved youngsters deal with the loss of a parent or sibling and seek to raise public understanding of the emotional distress young people experience following the loss of a loved one.[/p][p][br][/p][p]They can change a child’s life.[/p]
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Nice work Dan, be proud!!!!! Anna x

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Harrie and Jools

Well done buddy, you smashed it!!

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Fantastic work for a fantastic charity

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Remember “That game” the morning after drinking vodka in a hedge the nice before... the pain can’t be worse than that. Crush it tomorrow, Dan.



Percy pea green

Good luck Dan on your Debut Marathon. We are very proud!!! Good luck daddy I Love you from Emily. Good luck daddy I love you lots from megan xxx

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Good luck tomorrow Dan. We are rooting for you. Love Abbs, Simon, Ffion, Anwen and Poppy xx

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Paul and Rach

Good luck for tomorrow Dan! It’s a challenging and amazing thing you are doing!! Lots of love



Si Oswald

Good on ya Dan and good luck

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Good luck, a very worthy cause!

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