Lorry driver takes to the streets on foot

Darren Hanley is running the Edinburgh Marathon to raise money for Cancer Research UK after his sister in law was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and she has undergone chemotherapy
Darren Hanley is running the Edinburgh Marathon to raise money for Cancer Research UK after his sister in law was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and she has undergone chemotherapy
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A lorry driver from Feathestone will take to the streets of Edinburgh on foot this weekend to raise money for charity.

Darren Hanley, of Pontefract Road, will run the Edinburgh Marathon after his sister-in-law Karen Hill was diagnosed with breast cancer in October.

Mr Hanley, 44, will run his first marathon on Sunday to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.

He said: “Karen has inspired me to do it. I have done half marathons before but never a full marathon.

“Training has been hard because I’ve been finishing work as late as 7pm and you have to force yourself to go out and do anything up to a three hour run.

“But no matter how bad I feel, it’s not even half as bad as what Karen is going through.”

Miss Hill, 38, was diagnosed with breast cancer in October last year.

She has just finished her chemotherapy and is now on a prescription for five years.

Mr Hanley said: “She has had a lot of support from Breast Cancer Care and when something happens in your family it makes you realise how important their work is.”

To sponsor Mr Hanley visit www.justgiving.com/darren-hanley