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Emma horler

London Marathon 2020

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My story

[p]Update 4 October Decided yesterday that I would try and do the virtual London Marathon 2020 having clocked up over 1000 miles in training this year. I ran with a friend and had massive support from Philly and Caro and without it my time would have been a lot worse! During the lockdown cancer patients haven’t been able to be seen early enough for diagnosis which is vital if you are going to have a chance of beating this horrid disease. Pancreatic cancer Uk desperately needs to raise money to provide support to families suffering from pancreatic cancer and for research. Uk charities are all under huge pressure as mass events have all been cancelled and therefore every penny raised counts.[/p][p]update: 10 July We still don’t know whether the Marathon is happening this year or not but I continue to train and have now clocked up 729 miles this year. It’s incredibly hard to keep motivated except that Pancreatic Cancer UK desperately needs us all to raise money ![/p][p]UPDATE 26 April: I had an early start - 6.45am and ran to Mitchem Common, got lost, ran to Beddington Park, got lost, ran along the River Wandle trail and back through Wandsworth Common. A lovely route on a lovely day with lots of memories of Alex keeping me company. 20 miles went relatively easily and I’m very happy to have run the distance over 26 hours. I will still do the London Marathon when it ever takes place.[/p][p]Update 25 April: I have decided to do a Marathon over the weekend - 6.2 miles this morning leaving a real test of 20 miles tomorrow morning. In order to comply with social distancing I will be running early but I have only managed 18 miles in one go so fingers crossed I make it - it might take awhile!![/p][p]Update: 23 April 2020 I have very sadly decided that it isn’t possible to run 26.2 miles on Sunday as the current government guidelines don’t support it! The London Marathon is currently delayed until 4 October and I fully intend to run it then. I continue to run as much as I can and manage to run around 30 miles a week and will continue to do this until I need to increase the distances in the August heat![/p][p][br][/p][p]In October 2017 my sister Alex was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. Through sheer grit and determination, she managed to live a comparatively normal life whilst undergoing intense radio and chemotherapy but, after two and half years, in January 2020, the doctors ran out of treatment options for Alex. So, sadly, she lost her very brave battle in mid February. She has been an inspiration to all her family and friends. [/p][p]I therefore feel that it’s time to raise money for the much needed research and support for this horrid disease, so that in time there are more options available for treating pancreatic cancer patients. [/p][p]I was lucky enough to get a ballot place in the 2020 London Marathon and have dusted off my running shoes once again. It’s 11 years since the last one for me, so it’s going to be tough and my training began last Autumn. I had forgotten how cold and wet that training is and how very long 26 miles is![/p][p]Since January I having been training through the rain, wind and mud to get the miles in and have run 440 miles (to 20 April ) and I know it will only get worse from here! Any sponsorship will be very gratefully received and will help get me over the line on 4 October.[/p][p]Pancreatic cancer is a tough one but we're taking it on.[/p][p]It is tough to diagnose, tough to treat, tough to research and tough to survive.[/p][p]For too long this disease has been sidelined. We want to make sure that everyone affected by it gets all the help they need.[/p][p]We are supporting those affected by the disease, investing in ground breaking research, lobbying for greater recognition of pancreatic cancer and being a voice for everyone involved in the fight.[/p][p]Together we are taking on pancreatic cancer.[/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Pancreatic Cancer UK.[/p][p]Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.[/p][p]I really appreciate all your support and thank you for your kind donation.[/p]
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Oct 16, 2020


From Simon


Oct 13, 2020

Jane Gregory

Well done Emma.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 9, 2020


Well done Emma! Debbie W

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 9, 2020

Robin Somerville

Well done Emma, sorry this is so late! Love Robxx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 9, 2020


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 8, 2020

Mike Saunders

Well done Emma! Great cause.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 8, 2020

Nicola Young

Amazing Emma. Well done.

Oct 8, 2020

Katy Barnard

Amazing! Well done.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 8, 2020

Nick R

Brilliant effort!!!

£26.00 plus £6.50 Gift Aid

Oct 6, 2020

colin elwell

Very well done

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid