Pound for pound, it’s a great effort

Pound for pound, it’s a great effort

By Admin | 25/06/2021

Pound for pound, it’s a great effort

 

A PLASTERER who took up running after he piled on the pounds while off work sick is hoping to pile up the pounds for a good cause as he takes on a marathon challenge.

Steven Bryan, of Brinsworth, is in training for the Virgin London Marathon, which has been moved to October this year.

Steven said he had been forced off work for six months after being diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2017, which ultimately prompted him to take up running.

“I’ve always been pretty slim, he said. “But during treatment, I put 2.5 stone on.

“I thought I wanted to do something, so I started running and entered some 10ks to keep me interested. I started to get decent times.

“The first time I got 47 minutes, then 43, then down to 38. I got a bit of a bug for it then!”

Having been helped by Macmillan Cancer Support during treatment, Steven said it had always been his intention to “give something back” to help other people living with cancer.

“I got a grant off Macmillan and the Macmillan nurses made me feel a lot more comfortable,” he said.

“I did raise some money for the hospital as well, but Macmillan were also in my mind.

“Helping others is the main thing.”

Adele Burrough, Macmillan fundraising manager for Yorkshire, said: “We are so pleased Steven decided to give back to Macmillan having been helped through his diagnosis.

“His commitment and determination to raise as much money as possible is staggering, and his efforts will go a long way to help Macmillan continue to be there for people living with cancer, whatever it takes.”

Steven has already raised more than £6,500 of his £10,000 fundraising target and you can support him at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/steven-tarrant2 .

Anyone diagnosed with cancer can contact the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk for support.



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