Mike Wills

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Mike started running in his early fifties, and it soon became his favorite hobby. Now at the age of 69, and after joining a local running club with friends, Mike wanted to raise some much needed funds for The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, and to honour his nephew-in-law Ian Phil Marchant, who had been undergoing a second series of chemotherapy.

Mike decided to take on the Malaga Half Marathon, but due to the ongoing pandemic the Malaga Half Marathon has been postponed until November 2021. Determined to carry on, Mike has decided to take part in the Virtual Malaga Half Marathon later this year, and has raised more than £600 for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.

"My training is going well, l am out running three times a week, usually early in the morning. My longest run so far is 10 miles. I am feeling confident for the race with an expected time of around 2 hours, but a finish will be all that's required. The money I have raised will be in memory of Ian, and will hopefully help others battling this terrible disease”.

Sadly Ian lost his battle with cancer in July 2020, but Mike has resumed his training and will be taking part in the Virtual Malaga Half Marathon on November 8th 2020.

We would like to say a huge thank you for Mike's support and wish him the best of luck with the Virtual Malaga Half Marathon. If you would like to take part in a running event for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, take a look at our selection here or get in touch with us at fundraising@clatterbridgecc.nhs.uk or 0151 556 5566.