28 April 2016
Lucas Meagor has set himself the ultimate challenge of completing his 40th marathon by his 40th birthday in memory of his uncle who passed away from cancer last year.
Lucas’ challenge has already led him overseas to complete marathon no.38 in Cyprus and marathon no. 39 in Luxembourg earlier this year. This intense test of fitness will also see Lucas complete a canoe across Scotland for four days in July and the following week he will join 6 others to cycle London to Paris.
Just five days before his 40th marathon, Lucas is taking part in the testing Brownlee Triathlon at Harewood House, which is held in partnership with the Olympic medal winning Brownlee brothers.
The amazing personal challenge will culminate in Lucas running the Chester Marathon with forty other friends, family and willing supporters just 3 days after his 40th birthday.
Speaking about his incredible fundraiser, Lucas said, ‘the charities were selected after I lost my uncle, Alan Walker, last September to cancer. Alan and our family were well supported by Macmillan nurses. I last visited Alan in the hospice in Plymouth in August 2014, where I committed to supporting the two charities in my last conversation with my uncle. The challenge doesn’t stop at 40 – I have entered in the Athens and Istanbul marathons a week apart in November. Once I hit the 40, I already have plans up to number 50 in 2017!’
Becky Baynes, fundraising manager for Macmillan Cancer Support said, ‘Everyone at Macmillan is incredibly proud of Lucas and we’re in awe of the challenge he is taking on to help other people devastated by cancer. Macmillan is funded by donations and we could not keep providing nurses, support and information to those that need our help with people like Lucas. He has only just decided to add the Brownlee Tri to his challenge list and we’re so pleased Lucas is taking part in this special and unique event for us! We will be cheering him on every step of the way’.
For more information about Lucas’ challenge or to support him please visit www.lucaskeepsrunning.co.uk.