Milton Keynes woman taking on her 10th marathon

Laura Brooks and her daughter Becky
Laura Brooks and her daughter Becky
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A woman from Milton Keynes is getting ready to run her 10th marathon for a lung cancer charity.

Laura Brooks, 46, who has completed nine marathons since losing her father to lung cancer in 2008, is set to take part in the Virgin London Marathon on April 13 in aid of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

Despite the fact she is soon set to complete her 10th marathon, Laura wouldn’t describe herself as a runner.

She said: “I’d always watch the London Marathon on television and even went to cheer on runners so when I lost dad to lung cancer in 2008 it spurred me on to actually run it myself.

“I don’t run fast, I would describe it more as a jog but I always make it across the finish line so I must be doing something right.

“People ask me how do I keep doing it and the truth is it’s the support I receive from the charity, my family, friends and crowds on the day. They are amazing and give me the boosts of energy I need along the route.”

Mark Parkinson, challenge and overseas fundraiser at Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, said: “The dedication and commitment shown by Laura is incredible.

“To be able to keep herself going for 26.2 miles over and over again just shows what can be achieved when you put your mind to it.

“Not only has she been able to run over 260 miles but Laura and her family have raised over £16,000 for the charity, which is fantastic.”

“I’d like to thank Laura and her family for all their support and everyone at the charity wishes Laura the best of luck on the day.”

If you’ve been inspired by Laura and would like to complete a run in aid of Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation visit