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I’ll run a marathon in memory of my father

Simon Hogan, with his daughter, will be running the Manchester  marathon  for the Overgate Hospice.

Simon Hogan, with his daughter, will be running the Manchester marathon for the Overgate Hospice.

A loving son will compete in a sponsored marathon in memory of his late father.

Simon Hogan, 43, of Southowram, will run in a 26.2 mile Manchester marathon in memory of his father Shaun Hogan who died in Overgate Hospice from renal cancer on January 18.

Mr Hogan was diagnosed with the kidney disease two-years-ago.

Simon said: “I’ve been running for 15 years but I’m a complete marathon virgin. If I’m going to break duck then it will be for a legacy with sponsorship going to Overgate as that’s where my dad said he wanted it to go to when I told him what I was going to do.”

Mr Hogan, who runs with his three-year-old daughter Jenny, said people may recognise him running in his village and the surrounding area. He was also a former Stainland Lions runner.

In preparation for the UK’s fastest and flattest course, Mr Hogan has been getting up to run at 5.30am.

Mr Hogan’s mother, wife and children will be there to support the fundraiser in the marathon on April 6.

Simon’s just giving page is www.justgiving.com/simonhogan.

 

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