Real-Life Superman to Conquer 288th Marathon
CategoryFundraising|North London Hospice
A real-life ‘Superman’ will be soaring through the streets of London in this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon as he looks to complete his 288th run.
John Wallace, 58, from Enfield in North London, will be donning his trusty Superman costume when he races on April 13th with the aim of raising thousands of pounds for the North London Hospice. The father of four, who once completed a record eight marathons in ten days, chose the Hospice for this year’s London Marathon after witnessing their care and support for one of his children’s teachers. He commented: “The Hospice is an incredible organisation who gives patients such respect and dignity and I am delighted to be able to run for them this year. He added: “I may be approaching my 7th decade but I have absolutely no intention of stopping. As long as I can raise vital funds for such worthy causes, I will keep on running!” Robin Langrishe, Director of Fundraising at the North London Hospice, commented: “John is an absolute inspiration and we feel very privileged to have him running for us in this year’s London Marathon. We are enormously grateful for the funds he has raised which will help us to provide the specialist palliative care that everyone with life-limiting illnesses deserves.”