Carryduff man Gavin Murray gets his running shoes on for charity

Carryduff man Gavin Murray is urging local people to sign up to the London Marathon to raise money for Action Cancer.

Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 4:00 pm

After the cancellation of the 2020 Marathon, Action Cancer is delighted to have been allocated a limited number of places for this year’s event in October.

“I signed up to take part in the 2020 London Marathon which was unfortunately cancelled due to Covid-19 along with practically every other worldwide marathon last year,” said Gavin, “I had already started my fundraising and thankfully I was able to transfer my place to this year.

“I started running about four years ago when I took part in the Belfast Marathon to raise money for a stillbirth charity. A friend suggested I join his running club, Crossgar Harriers, to help me train. I really enjoyed the whole experience and found running a great way to keep fit and four years on I’m still a member of the club. Before the pandemic hit, I completed a total of eight marathons including Berlin, Amsterdam and Dublin.

Gavin Murray
Gavin Murray

“I chose to support Action Cancer with my London Marathon challenge after seeing various friends and family affected by cancer over the years and I wanted to do something to support local people.

“The team at Action Cancer organise the race entry and accommodation. All I had to do was focus on training and raising a few quid which wasn’t hard.

“People are very generous when it comes to raising money for cancer as it is a cause close to so many people’s hearts.

“I would encourage anyone wanting to achieve something in 2021 to sign up to the London Marathon with Action Cancer. There is plenty of time to train between now and October. Action Cancer will help you with the fundraising and you will be saving lives.”

To sign up, email [email protected] or call Leigh Osborne on 07928 668543.