A dad has taken on and completed this year’s London Marathon while raising funds for the Paul Strickland Scanner Centre at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood.
Alan Tilly, who is a member of Ruislip-based Hillingdon Athletics Club, completed the 26.2mile course round the capital on October 3 along with thousands of other runners.
He completed the course in five hours and 15 minutes and said he was “proud to have taken part”.
Alan was hoping to raise money for the Paul Strickland Scanner Centre last year when he was due to take on the London Marathon for the second year in a row. However, the pandemic cancelled the race but until earlier this month when he got his chance to run the famous marathon once more.
After the race Alan told My Northwood News: “I’m proud to have taken part and collected my medal.
“I picked up a strain around 10 miles into the race and had to pull up. I thought should I pull out or should I walk round which would take another five hours. I managed to walk and run and completed in 5 hours 15 mins which all considered is not that bad.
“I chose to raise funds for Paul Strickland Scanner Centre as it’s a local charity that work colleagues, friends and neighbours can associate with.”
Alan, who is a runner for Hillingdon Athletic Club, will now enter cross country season competition.
You can sponsor Alan here.