Winchester father pounds the streets inspired by daughter’s condition – Hampshire Chronicle

A WINCHESTER man inspired by his daughter’s condition has raised more than £4,000 by the running the London Marathon.

Pete Burbridge took part in his first London Marathon, the hottest on record, on Sunday, completing the 26.2-mile course in five hours and 20 minutes.

The dad was raising funds for Neuro Foundation, in honour of his eldest daughter who has neurofibromatosis type 1. The condition is a genetic disorder that causes tumours to form on nerve tissue within the body, including the brain and spinal cord.

Pete’s wife Sarah said the family was “so incredibly proud” of his achievement.

Two teenagers from Twyford were also raising money for a good cause at the weekend.

Issy Mitchell and Oli Walker ran the Southampton Half Marathon in aid of The Murray Parish Trust.

The pair were inspired to run by the charity’s campaign to raise £4million to build a new paediatric A&E unit at Southampton General Hospital.

They set themselves a target of raising £250, but have nearly quadrupled that, so far raising more than £900.

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