I would like, through your column, to sincerely thank all those who sponsored me in aid of Cancer Research UK when I successfully completed the London Marathon in five hours and one minute.
Special thanks to staff at Whitby Hospital and Whitby Ambulance station for all their support.
After my appearance in the Whitby gazette and on my return from London I was amazed to find sponsorship posted through my letter box.
My aim was to raise £250 and the amount I have raised so far is in excess of £350.
As expected the London marathon is a tough event to compete in, it calls for all your strength and determination, but the encouragement from the many thousands of people lining the route spurs you on to the finishing line.
Once again many thanks to you all.
Dave Wood, by email