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Big hug sees Carl through to the finish

A FATHER of two from Dorridge conquered the London Marathon in three hours and 29 minutes last Sunday in aid of The Prostate Cancer Charity.

A FATHER of two from Dorridge conquered the London Marathon in three hours and 29 minutes last Sunday in aid of The Prostate Cancer Charity.

Carl Beathe, aged 47, who works for BT in repairs and engineering, raised £500 for the charity.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in the UK and kills 10,000 males a year.

Carl, who is married to Alison and has a son Matthew and daughter Melissa, said: “Seeing my family at mile 25.5 was what got me through to the end, I even stopped to give them a hug!

“I’ve run so many marathons I can’t remember if this is my twelfth or thirteenth time, but I do know that this is the first time I have run for a charity.

“I picked prostate cancer because a friend who works in Solihull Hospital urged me to raise funds for charity.

“It was three months of training - getting out on two hour runs to Packwood House and Baddesley Clinton.

“I’m planning to be there again next year.”

 

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