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Last weekend Chris Gatenby completed a half-marathon
It’s to support the Royal Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, in its 30th anniversary year and in memory of Chris’s wife who sadly died due to the disease.
The Mother Shipton’s Cave Run was all I needed it to be. It was a run that helped me to both remember and to distract.
As at times I simply just had to focus on the many hills and inclines of the grounds. Literally having the run of the tranquil grounds was what I needed. As it was mainly off road and in meadowesque field it made for a challenging course but running it for such a good cause as Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation put a positive emphasis on the day.
The day wasn’t how I’d ever imagined I’d spend a wedding anniversary. However because of Lung Cancer I have had to spend it running in memory of Georgie. Thanks to the kindness of family, friends and strangers, the run has driven a positive response. The Mother Shipton’s Run raised £1,100.00 and moved me very close to £5,000.00 fundraising target.
For this response I’d like to say a huge thank you to all those who have supported this run and also a massive thank you to Fiona Martin and her team at Mother Shipton’s Cave for making this all possible.
Chris’s pre-run motivational message from Steve Cram
Kind of feel I overloaded social media yesterday. I did however want to say thank you to everyone who got in touch. Your thoughtfulness and kindness is appreciated. I even got a pre-run good luck/motivational message from Steve Cram Training Camp. As for your generosity, it's off the scale. Yesterday thanks to you all an additional £965 was added to the 1/2 marathon fundraiser. At an uncertain time for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation this I know will be a vital funding. Be proud and a massive Thank you Chris
Posted by Chris Gatenby on Monday, 11 May 2020
Chris is still fundraising and is nearly at his target of £5,000, he just needs an extra push.