Sam’s a marathon man... and then some
For one St Ives man, the 26.2-mile London Marathon course is simply the start of his 100-mile journey.
MOST people would be satisfied - if not exhausted - after running the London Marathon.
But for one St Ives man, the 26.2-mile course is simply the start of his journey. On April 17, super-fit Sam Robson not only plans to run the marathon...he also intends to run home - a further 80 miles.
The 28-year-old, who works as a computational biologist at the Cambridge Gordon Institute, expects to arrive back in St Ives two days after the start of the marathon and is hoping his efforts will raise as much money as possible for an epilepsy charity.
Sam told The Hunts Post: “My fiancee thought it was a joke at first, because I’ve never even run a marathon before!
“But I wanted to do something a bit bigger to really extend myself, so I decided to run back as well.”
He added: “The Epilepsy Society is a charity very close my heart because I was diagnosed with the condition as a teenager.
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“Luckily for me, the medication I take controls the seizures and I live a full and active life.
“But many aren’t so lucky and I wanted to do something to raise awareness for the amazing work carried out by the Epilepsy Society.”
As well seeking sponsorship, Sam is planning various fundraisers to help him secure as much money as be can.
On March 12 he is hosting a charity gig at the Portland Arms in Cambridge where the evening will be headlined by popular piano-fuelled indie rock band Isaac’s Aircraft. The group’s debut single Friends and Foes made the top 30 indie singles chart on Radio 1. Supporting will be Lexie Green and The Guys, and the Midlands based band The Titanics.
INFORMATION: The Epilepsy Society aims to improve the quality of life of people affected by epilepsy, carrying out research and offering expert adult residential care for people with epilepsy and their families.
Tickets to Sam’s charity gig are �5 and available on the door. For further details contact Sam Robson on 07863328347.
To sponsor Sam visit www.justgiving.com/Sam-Robson. For more information on the Epilspsy Society visit epilepsysociety.org.uk