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Chris to take on the Virtual London Marathon!
Chris Mowbray will be taking on the Virtual London Marathon on the 4th October, in memory of beloved friend and fellow motorcycle club member Andy Allen.
Chris had originally intended to run in the London Marathon in April, however due to COVID-19 and the restrictions in place to limit mass gatherings, has now turned his attention to taking part in the virtual event.
He will be running in memory of his close friend and fellow Hades Revenge MCC member Andy ‘Stalker’ Allen, who sadly lost his life to pancreatic cancer aged just 52. He recalled the shock of learning that Andy had passed away, after spending time with him just the evening before.
Chris, with the help of Hades Revenge, have not only been gathering sponsorship for the marathon but have been holding fundraising events including their Rock Nights, renowned across Blackpool. Where they hosted several local bands and DJ’s, and even gave away a meal for two at a local restaurant. They have now raised a fantastic £2,520 for Pancreatic Cancer Action (PCA) but hope to raise even more by the end of the event
Wanting to get as many people involved as possible, Chris will be running the full 26.2 miles in a circuit and will be joined by new runners each lap. These runners will include members of his family, Hades Revenge members and as many as eight other local motorbike clubs.
Chris by his own admission “wasn’t built for running” but has been training very hard in preparation for the event, remaining humble about the challenge ahead.
“My few hours will be nothing in comparison to what families have to go through with this disease”
He hopes that in addition to supporting PCA with their vital mission to save more lives through early diagnosis, that the event will bring about good for motorbike clubs across the country too.
Despite regularly welcoming other clubs with open arms, Chris believes that this event will show unity amongst the motorcycle community, as they all focus on the same common goal.
“It doesn’t matter what we have on our jackets, we all stand together against pancreatic cancer.”
Acting as one ‘giant family’ and encouraging young and potential members of the motorbiking community that together they can use their platform to achieve great things, for people and causes in need.
Chris will be running his laps along Blackpool beachfront, ending outside Blackpool Tower. If you are free on October 4th and live locally, please feel free to head over and cheer them on! (providing suitable social distancing measures are followed)
Chris’ Virgin Money Giving page is still open, with any donations greatly appreciated. Please find it below.