My name is Alan Myler and this blog will progress my training in the run up to a huge running challenge in the Spring of 2017.
On 23rd April 2017 I will be running the Blackpool Marathon.
Then on the 28th May 2017 I will be running the Great Manchester Run Both the Half Marathon AND 10k. On the same day. As soon as I finish the half marathon I’ll be heading back to the start line to run the 10k!
I’ve never ran anywhere near a marathon distance before, and I certainly have not completed two races in one day before.
I am doing this in memory of Brian Myler (my Dad and the man in the picture) and to raise money for North West Cancer Research.
My Dad died after a short battle with Oesophagael Cancer on 26th June 2016. North West Cancer Research is a local charity to me who are currently funding research in to this form of cancer at the moment, so it is a cause very close to my heart:
We are the only independent cancer research charity fighting the toughest cancers in North West England and North Wales.
Since funding our very first research project in 1980, we have always been at the forefront of life-saving cancer research. More than thirty six years’ later and we are still funding some of the best cancer research at the University of Liverpool, Bangor University and Lancaster University.
As a charity we have committed to funding more than £13million worth of cancer research projects over the next five years; and we support hundreds of clinicians, doctors and students in the fields of basic, translational and clinical research.
Our promise is simple. We only support the best local medical research, to stop cancer sooner.