Marathon effort for charity run

Lee Cook, 34, of Clowne, took part in the London Marathon to raise �3,800 for the Bone Cancer Research Trust

Lee Cook, 34, of Clowne, took part in the London Marathon to raise �3,800 for the Bone Cancer Research Trust

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Clowne man Lee Cook donned his trainers to run the London Marathon in memory of Lee Marklew who passed away in August last year.

Lee, 34, completed the gruelling 26.2-mile course to raise more than £3,800 for the Bone Cancer Research Trust (BRCT).

Lee Marklew, 32, died on 10th August after losing his battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma - a rare and aggressive form of bone cancer.

His friend Lee has worked tirelessly to raise money t support Lee’s family for treatment and for the charity to help others diagnosed with cancer.

He thanked everyone who donated generously to support him as he completed his first ever marathon.

“The marathon was hard work. I got cramp around the half way mark and hobbled over the line in five and a half hours. It was my first - and last - marathon so it is a personal best! “ he said.

“The support from people back home during the race was amazing and I expect to top £4,000, nearly double my original target so really pleased.”

Lee is hoping to hold another football game this summer to raise money for BRCT.