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Jack's Marathon Achievement

In May 2017, my uncle was diagnosed with a primary Grade 4 Glioblastoma, a highly aggressive brain tumour that has one of the worst cancer survival rates of all.
Jack Lancaster (05-15F)
Jack Lancaster (05-15F)
I had always wanted to run a marathon so what better way than to tackle the biggest one, the London Marathon! 

My chosen charity was the Brain Tumour Charity. I had hoped to run in a time of 3.30 hours; however, I crossed the line in 3.41 which I was happy with, but even more so the £3,000 I raised for the charity. Very sadly, my uncle lost his battle in July, despite being one of the 3.3% to survive beyond two years. 

Hopefully, my small contribution will go some way towards research into finding a cure for this type of cancer.
                                                                                               Jack Lancaster (05-15F)

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