London Marathon Runner: Angus Brydon

What inspired you to run the London Marathon?

It was a challenge that I had seen so many of my friends do over the years. I thought that I would love to do it, but that I was never going to be fit enough to complete. As I am approaching 40 and carrying a little too much excess, it just felt right to set myself a goal. I have young children and I wanted them to grow up with a fit and healthy Dad. I started with a 10k in my home town of Thame, then the Blenheim Palace Half Marathon and now on to the London Marathon.

Why are you fundraising for Chance to Shine?

Aside from the family connection with the charity (Angus’ father Donald is the Chairman of the Chance to Shine Board of Trustees), I love cricket and was lucky enough to grow up at school playing cricket. A sport that teaches real discipline and patience. I learnt the hard way at school, arguing with Bryan Ashton (former England rugby coach) who was my cricket master and an umpire in a school match. Never again would I challenge the umpire’s decision. Any child that loves the game but does not have access to the costly equipment should be afforded the opportunity.

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