On 21 April this year, Praxity Executive Director, Graeme Gordon, is taking part in the London Marathon to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Graeme is no stranger to running 26.2 miles having completed three marathons in New York (2006, 2008 and 2011) and one in Bejing (2011), two weeks before the US run.
So far Graeme’s raised around £10,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and £2,000 for Mental Health. He’s hoping to reach a target of £3,000 for Macmillan this year.
“I support Macmillan because too many people are living with the effects of cancer, not just those with the disease, but their family and friends. Macmillan provides practical support to those living with cancer on a daily basis.”
He continues: “I hate running, but my role with Praxity takes me literally around the world and this is something that’s easy to train for. I’ve trained on all continents, from Sydney, Bali and Shanghai to Detroit, Houston and Rio de Janeiro, via Moscow (including Red Square), Berlin, Prague and Dubai.”
Graeme’s regime involves running for 17 weeks, four times a week, as set out in the University of Iowa’s ‘Marathon Running for the Non-Runner’ book. His marathon times have improved from four hours, 53 minutes to four hours, 45 minutes and he hopes to better this in London.