Sussex runner to undertake half marathon in memory of his dad

Sussex runner to undertake half marathon in memory of his dad

A Logistics and HR Director from Sussex is training for a half marathon in memory of his dad, and to raise vital funds for charity.

John Rayment, from St Leonard’s-On-Sea, has secured a ballot place in the London Landmarks Half Marathon (LLHM). He will be undertaking the 13 miles in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK.

The 45-year-old is hoping to raise £1,000. He lost his father to a very quick and aggressive progression of pancreatic cancer recently. There are around 9,000 pancreatic cancer deaths in the UK each year. Therefore making it the fifth most common cause of cancer death.

John, who works for Sussex Beds, said, “Our dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June. After a failed operation in August, he sadly passed away earlier this month. When I heard that I had secured a place in the LLHM in March next year I knew I had to use that opportunity to raise funds for a related charity, to help others who have the condition.

“I am now planning on running alongside my sister Jenni and her husband. The occasion will be emotional but we will be stronger together and will complete it in memory of Dad.”

To support John and donate to his fundraising challenge visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/john-rayment2019