TPC’s Consultant, Adam Hobbs, decided to run two marathons in two weeks (Paris then London) in April 2018 in memory of his grandad, to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre.
Speaking on his decision to run the two marathons, Adam said, “Sadly my grandad lost his fight with Prostate Cancer earlier last year having been diagnosed just 3 years previously.
He continued by saying, “I ran a marathon in Prague last year and wanted to top that. With the Paris and London marathon only a couple of weeks apart, it became the ideal challenge. It was a tense build up to each event, especially with the weather reports suggesting both were going to be particularly hot days.”
Adam completed the Paris Marathon in 4 hours 10 minutes and the London Marathon in 4 hours 9 minutes. Speaking about the experience he said “The heat certainly made it difficult but I’m delighted to have made it round both without suffering any injuries! More importantly, to have raised £3106 in the process really makes it worthwhile and to top it off my target was reached during the second marathon! I can’t thank everybody that supported me enough.”
Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men. Over 11,000 men die every year in the UK and the number increases every year.
PCRC are doing some amazing work around this and the mission is to develop new therapy for men with advanced prostate cancer. The immediate goal is to increase survival and their vision is a cure for the disease.
PCRC is the only charity solely focused on funding world class scientists developing new treatments for advanced prostate cancer.