Aidan & Family Complete Half Marathon
Wed 28th March 2018 | Runcorn Town | By Martin Fallon
Saturday's Runcorn Town v Abbey Hey game saw Aidan Roxburgh missing from the home squad. However he had a great reason as he competed in the inaugural London Landmarks Half Marathon (LLHM) on Sunday.
The LLHM is a brand new, closed road run and the only half marathon to go through both the City of London and City of Westminster. It is named as it passes several of the key landmarks of our capital city such as the Shard, Nelson's Column, the Tower of London and Big Ben.
Aidan was part of an awesome foursome alongside his aunty and cousins Claire Bell, Sophie Bell and Christie Bell, and they were raising money for Pancreatic Cancer UK. As a family they have sadly been affected by pancreatic cancer twice in the last year.It is a terrible disease and very hard to detect and when it is, it's often too late to treat.
Research shows that 40 years only 46% of women diagnosed with breast cancer survived five years or more with that figure now also 80%. Forty years ago 3% of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer survived 5 years or more, that figure is STILL 3%.
They have raised over £4,500 towards further research and try to change this unbelievable statistic, and all four did excellently on the run on Sunday. Aidan completed the 13.1 miles in just 1:44:04, which put him fifth in his age group (male 18/19) and in the top 1,000 overall from the 10,000 that took part!
Christie and Sophie crossed the line together in an impressive 1:54:21, with Sophie a superb second in her age group (female 18/19). And Claire smashed her target, finishing in 2:17:08.
Everybody at Runcorn Town FC would like to say a massive well done to all four runners on a such superb achievement. Donations are still welcomed at www.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/TheBells1