Richard runs half marathon in memory of his dad

April 2019


Keen runner Richard Deaman completed the 2019 Bath Half Marathon in aid of Prospect Hospice, raising £620.00.

Richard wanted to ‘give something back’ and recognise the outstanding care and support that his father and their family received from Prospect Hospice.

Reflecting on the four months in 2012, when his dad was being cared for at the hospice, Richard said: “We were able to use the time we had with dad to reminisce and enjoy our time together.”

Following several years of being unable to gain a place in the London Marathon, in October 2018 Richard turned his attention to taking on the Bath Half Marathon.

Although Richard had been running for a while, he had only been running shorter distances before he started training for the half marathon.

After months of increasing distance and the number of days training the day of the race came. “It was an emotional day,” said Richard. “I felt privileged to be able to run the race, and remember my dad whilst supporting the hospice.”

Richard managed to complete the race in just slightly over his two hour goal and was pleased at how well it went.

Richard set himself a fundraising target of £500 and said: “I was touched by the way that my friends, family and work colleagues had supported me with my challenge.”

Sally Bere, Challenges Fundraiser, said: “I would like to thank Richard for all of his hard work. To take on and finish the Bath Half Marathon and beat his fundraising goal is an amazing achievement. We really do appreciate the fantastic support Richard has shown the hospice. The money raised will help us to provide dedicated end-of-life care across Swindon, Marlborough and north east Wiltshire.”

We have our fingers crossed that Richard gets a place on the starting line of the 2020 London Marathon.

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