Doctor set for marathon test for charity

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A DETERMINED doctor will take on the biggest physical challenge of his life to raise money for a children’s leukaemia charity.

Dr Chris Buswell, from Goodmanham, will be running the London Marathon on 17 April in the hope of raising £1,000 for the Children with Leukaemia charity.

The 47-year-old worked for the charity last year and decided to take on the 26-mile challenge after seeing other people raising money for them.

He said: “I’ve done the medical bit, now it’s time to do the fundraising bit.

“I’ve been involved with charities who take care of kids suffering with leukaemia. They take them to camps to give them some normality of life after having their treatment.

“I’m looking forward to raising money for the charity.”

Mr Buswell, who works at Market Weighton Surgery on Londesborough Road, started training for the event in December and recently completed the East Hull 20 mile race.

He said: “It was very painful but hopefully, with the added incentive of raising money for charity, I will be able to do the extra six miles.

“I started training in December. I’m running about 30 miles a week. It was hard training in winter because it was dark and cold but now the weather has picked up it’s getting better.

“It’s going to be one of the most difficult things I have done physically. I’ve never even walked 26 miles never mind run 26 miles.”

Mr Buswell is entering the marathon with his friend Andy Mayfield and is confident they will finish the race.

He said: “We will do it for charity.”

If you would like to donate money to Children with Leukaemia and support Mr Buswell then visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/chrisbuswell.