Meet Nicky. Last year the 40-year-old teacher from Liverpool ran the London Marathon for Macmillan. Followed by the Great Manchester Run. And the Great North Run. Not forgetting the Wirral 10k. Oh, and the Santa Dash in Liverpool too. Nicky tells us about some tough times and feeling like a rock star.
‘I have Stage 3A non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Macmillan is absolutely vital to my life. They are kind, caring and a mine of information. I’m so proud to be a part of the Macmillan running team.
‘As I applied for the marathon I thought it was probably the most insane idea I’d ever had. I’d be training while going through chemo and radiotherapy. But I spoke to the team at Macmillan who said ‘If you feel you can do it then we’ll support you all the way’.
'And they did.
‘On the day, the support from the crowd was unbelievable. Especially the Macmillan cheering points – you feel like a rock star when you run past them. ‘My partner Marc and I crossed the line together and I can’t even explain the feeling – it’s incredible. It was the greatest day of my life and I would do it again in a heartbeat. In fact, I’m doing the London Marathon this year too, so I’ll need those cheerers with me again.’
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