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Borehamwood businessman took part in Cancer Research UK's Shine walk
A Borehamwood businessman has taken part in a marathon attempt to walk all over cancer.
Mark Priestman, who lives in Greenside in Borehamwood, and his friend Martin Tester joined 16,000 people on Saturday for Cancer Research UK’s Shine 2013 City of London night-time marathon.
The 26.2 mile walk through central London took in such landmarks as the Houses of Parliament, the Royal Albert Hall and St Paul’s Cathedral.
A further 8,000 people completed the half marathon course, during an event that Cancer Research UK believes could raise more than £3.5million.
Mr Priestman, 40, said he and Mr Tester had thoroughly enjoyed the walk, and were already considering signing up for next year.
He said: “Both of us feel great about completing the full 26.2 miles.
“It was no stroll in the park, it was physically demanding.
“The event was well organised, the London sights were beautiful at night and Martin has already registered for next year.”
Mr Priestman, who is a partner in Priestman Associates, based in Imperial Place, signed up for the walk after five of his friends were recently diagnosed with cancer.
The two friends have already raised nearly £600, which is triple the original target.
Mr Priestman added: “We have been overwhelmed by support, both in encouragement and sponsorship and say a big thank you to everyone.”
Donations can still me made to http://www.justgiving.com/priestmanweb
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