Two London Marathon runners supported Rosemere Cancer Foundation last Sunday.Advertisement
Both runners were completing their first full marathons, and they both successfully completed the course within their target times.
First home was Steph Ellison, 29, who is a trainee gynae-oncology clinical nurse specialist at Rosemere Cancer Centre, Lancashire and South Cumbria’s specialist cancer treatment and radiotherapy centre at the Royal Preston Hospital.
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Steph crossed the finish line in 4 hours, 28 minutes to raise almost £900 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
Steph achieved her London start through the marathon’s entry ballot after six consecutive years of trying for a place.
Steph said: “I was very proud to support Rosemere Cancer Foundation in the marathon, which was a challenging, stressful yet wonderful experience.
“Thank you to everyone who supported me.”
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Hot on her heels was Jacob Knowles, 27, in four hours, 54 minutes.
Jacob, a member of Blackburn Road Runners Club raised over £600 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
Jacob said: “I did the virtual London Marathon last year when the event was cancelled because of Covid restrictions so it was fantastic to be able to actually travel to London and run with so many people. Thank you to everyone
who sponsored me.”
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