‘London Marathon’ To Be Run On School MUGA

Duncan Graham

Duncan Graham

An islands’ man who was planning to enter this year’s London Marathon will instead be running all 26 miles on St Mary’s.

Duncan Graham can’t make it to London on Sunday 21st for family reasons. But rather than lose money for the charity he’s supporting, Duncan will be running 288 laps of the Five Islands School MUGA on the same day.

He’s raising money for the St Teresa’s Leonard Cheshire Home in Marazion.

Duncan first became involved with the charity when he was an Olympic torchbearer last May. He was asked to take the torch to St Teresa’s by Bernie Hall, the Mayor of Marazion, because the residents of the home had been sent to the wrong place and had missed the entire procession.

Duncan says it was an emotional and humbling experience and he decided to become a fundraiser for the home.

They found Duncan a place in this year’s London Marathon, but he’s had to drop out at short notice.

Duncan says he’ll be treating his MUGA run in exactly the same way as the marathon, with a full training regime and a big carbohydrate-rich breakfast beforehand.

He says it could be boring going round such a small space, so he’s going to switch direction every mile. And he says he’s lucky because he can just switch off when running.

Duncan’s encouraging anyone who wants to join him for a few laps to come along and make a donation to the charity.

For those who are less energetic, a donation can be made at Barclay’s Bank in Hugh Town using the account St Theresa’s Fundraising Club.

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