Mike manages New York marathon challenge

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A CHARITY fundraiser has completed the New York Marathon.

Mike Shattock, 41, of Truesdale Gardens, Langtoft, ran the gruelling 26.2-mile run on Sunday in 5hrs, 12mins, in aid of the Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability in Putney, London.

He said of the New York Marathon: “It was one of the greatest experiences of my life but it was very difficult. After about 19 miles, the aches set in and I started to suffer.”

It is the second of three big fundraising challenges for the hospital, which is caring for Mike’s wife Sam who suffered a cardiac arrest in January last year.

So far, Mike has raised more than £22,000 for the hospital.

For more details and photographs from Mike’s marathon, see next week’s Mercury.