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Runner raising awareness of joining bone marrow register

Lexicon half marathon graphic

Sarah Peacock, 50, from Crowthorne will be taking on the Lexicon Bracknell Half Marathon this month to raise awareness of the importance of joining the bone marrow register.

She said:

“Two years ago I wasn't a very strong runner, but since my kids have grown up and I have more time to myself I’ve discovered how much I love running. Last year I ran the Virgin Money London Marathon to raise awareness and money for the Stroke Association, as my dad is a stroke survivor.

“Since then we sadly lost my sister-in-law, Carol, to acute myeloid leukaemia, a very aggressive form of leukaemia. Even with a bone marrow transplant they were unable to extend her life. That’s why I decided this year to run the London Marathon for Anthony Nolan who are trying desperately to save all lives of people with blood cancers.

“My plan was to continue raising awareness by running both the Reading and Bracknell half marathons, but unfortunately Reading was cancelled due to the snow, so I’m especially excited to take on The Lexicon Bracknell Half Marathon, and take in all the sights of the new town centre, as well as wearing my Anthony Nolan vest again.”

Sarah continued:

“By registering yourself on the Anthony Nolan register, more people are given a chance of a match for stem cells and transplants. Raising money will help in the research of stem cell matching and transplants, so we can give all people in need the best possible treatment. 

“Training has been particularly tough this year with all manner of weather to contend with. I have been training in many layers of clothes to keep myself warm and I had to do a number of my longer runs in thick snow! The Lexicon will be a great place to finish and I expect the atmosphere will be amazing!”