In a month’s time, runners from across the country will take to the streets of the capital for the annual London Marathon.

Joining the crowds on 26th April at 8am will be local man Seren Halil, from Waltham Forest, who is taking part in the epic run for the third time for national disability charity United Response.

Through his efforts, Seren, 54, 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 have been running the marathon on behalf of United Response for a number of years now after a chance meeting on a train to Norwich with an employee of the charity who told me about their great work. I’m really proud to be running again for such a worthy cause.”

Seren has been training for the event for many months, following a training programme and even competing in a couple of half marathons in preparation. He will be running the 26 miles as part of the charity’s single biggest fundraiser.

He added:

“I’ve enjoyed running ever since my father, who was a keen runner, got me into it as a kid. Unfortunately, my father can no longer run so, over the past three years, I have been running regularly and promised him I would keep on running for him.


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