Garry Preston is running to raise money for Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation Inc. (CLCRF) in this year’s New York City Marathon on 5 November.
He’s been training since March and won a place in this year’s New York Marathon (only a third of applicants are successful). Garry resolved to never take part in a major marathon after he took part in the London Marathon 13 years ago. In spite of that, he’s committed to running in the New York Marathon this year.
“I have quickly realised my legs aren’t as young as they used to be and that the only way I’ll get through it this time is through a great deal of hard work, dedication and mental toughness. Your financial backing in the form of sponsorship will ensure I have a strong breeze pushing me along the way… or a chain around my ankle dragging me on!”
As to why he is raising money for CLCRF, Garry says, “I couldn’t possibly do justice in trying to explain the great work this amazing charity is doing in helping children and families.”
“I realise you may also be thinking that it would have been a lot easier to have entered the City to Surf Marathon here in Perth however, it would have been even easier for me to change my mind … having booked and paid for my flights and accommodation in New York there is simply no going back!” Garry explains.
You can fund Garry’s run and make a difference for childhood cancer research!