SIMON Mills is running his first ever London Marathon for Aspire which provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury.
The Southam resident, who turned 50 in January, is looking to complete the London Classics trio of challenges – the marathon the 100 mile cycle RideLondon and two mile swim the Serpentine.
Simon said he chose Aspire because he was “aware of how close a spinal injury can be” and aims to raise £3,000 for the charity.
Simon, who admits the last time he did any ‘proper’ running was when still at school, said: “This is going to be the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I’m looking forward to marathon day. I’ve watched loads of people run on telly and I am sure the atmosphere will help overcome the nerves and pain, but I’m mostly looking forward to the second half and the run alongside the Thames towards Westminster. I always feel a bit emotional if I catch a glimpse of myself on the big screen.”
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