After his success in completing the Brighton marathon Chris has heroically decided to continue his marathon career and managed to secure a place for London 2018. His story is inspiring and the cause a very special one.
Here’s what Chris says himself:
“I am running the 2018 London Marathon in full inflatable T-Rex costume! Think T-Rex Tuesdays, but for 26.2 miles! I’m hoping to raise a Jurassic amount of money for the Evelina London Children’s Hospital. We have a great deal of thanks to give to doctors and staff for the amazing care of my cousin James, who when just 2 years old contracted a flesh eating bacteria that left him in intensive care for months. Now 6 and having gone through so many surgeries that I’ve lost count, it’s easy to forget James’ road to recovery given that he’s such an active, sporty and happy child who loves to play rough!
As a severe Haemophiliac I’ve also spent a fair amount of time in childrens hospitals myself so raising money for Evelina is a no brainer! I took up running 18 months ago and recently in April ran my first marathon in just under 4 hours, not overly fast for my age, so this is going to be a massive challenge!”
Chris’ T Rex tush-wiggling video and Just Giving page can be found here below and he’ll be updating us with his progress. We all with him the best of luck for this big adventure and his heroic efforts.