In a month’s time, runners from across the country will take to the streets of the capital for the annual London Marathon to raise community cash for national disability charity United Response.

Joining the crowds on 26th April at 8am will be local man David Clark from Woodlesford who is taking part in the epic run for the first time.

Raising funds for the charity United Response, David, 44, is hoping to raise thousands of pounds to help support people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health needs live the life they choose.

He said:

“I’ve been a keen runner for years and years and am hoping to run the Marathon in a good time after putting in a lot of training in the past few months.

“I’m pleased with how things are going, though I must be careful not to train too much, but the most important thing is to raise as much money as possible for United Response so they can continue their invaluable work."

David has been training for the event for several months and will be running the 26 miles as part of the charity’s single biggest fundraiser.


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