Former English professional rugby league footballer Jamie Peacock MBE tackled the London Marathon this year for Sue Ryder.

"The London Marathon is the iconic marathon in this country and I know it will be an incredible event to take part in.

"Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice took care of my dad in his last few weeks. They were outstanding and the staff made my Dad and my family feel as good as we possibly could in such horrendous circumstances. Raising money for Sue Ryder is the least that I can do to repay them for everything they did for us."

"After retiring from pro-sport I just don't have the highs and satisfaction I used to have from pushing myself to my physical and mental limits, so taking on a marathon again in front of a huge crowd was amazing.

Jamie's training tips

"Here are my top training tips.

  1. I try and run during early mornings so it doesn't impact on my family time.
  2. I don't listen to music as I think you need to be able to push yourself through difficult parts by mental toughness alone, not music.
  3. I make sure to wear a high-vis colour in winter!"

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