Seventh London Marathon for Alan, aged 78

19 April 2013

Good luck to McCarthy & Stone resident Alan Dudney in this Sunday's London Marathon

We would like to wish McCarthy & Stone homeowner Alan Dudney and staff member Alan White good luck in this Sunday’s London Marathon.

Mr Dudney is embarking on his seventh London Marathon. Aged 78 and a resident at the newly built Thwaytes Court, Herne Bay he is putting his running shoes on despite being diagnosed with skin cancer earlier this year. Having recently had an operation to remove the cancerous cells, Mr Dudney started training in October and refused to change his plans

Raising money for a cancer charity, Mr Dudney who will turn 79 in a few weeks said in a recent interview in his local newspaper*:

“I’m supporting Macmillan but they may soon be supporting me, who knows?

“People think I am mad to do it, but it is addictive. After the first one I said I would never do it again. It isn’t enjoyable but it feels so good to finish. I see no reason to stop. If they said it was lung cancer I would still carry on if my doctor said I was fit enough.

“Exercise is the best medicine for anyone.”

He finished last year’s marathon in 5 hours and 26 minutes and is determined to get round on Sunday.

If you would like to support Alan and the Macmillan Cancer Research visit please his Just Giving page. Sponsor Alan White who is running for Barnardo’s by visiting his Virgin Money Giving page.


*Report by Liz Crudgington, Herne Bay Times March 2013.

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