King’s Lynn running trio raise £25,000 for Prostate Cancer UK

Neil Gayton, Martyn Benstead and Steve Eke have raised £25,000 for Prostate Cancer UK after running

Neil Gayton, Martyn Benstead and Steve Eke have raised £25,000 for Prostate Cancer UK after running the London Marathon. Picture: Stephenson Smart - Credit: Archant

Three runners from King's Lynn, who took part in this year's London Marathon have raised a total of £25,000 for charity.

In April, Martyn Benstead, Neil Gayton and Steve Eke all battled through gruelling temperatures, injuries and cramp to successfully complete the London Marathon in around five hours.

Running in aid of Prostate Cancer UK, the trio raised a grand total of £25,000 for the charity which funds research into the disease, offers advice to sufferers and drives improvements in care. .

Mr Benstead, who is a partner at the accounting firm Stephenson Smart, in Fakenham said the day's weather had affected on all three of the runners: 'I got to about the 21-mile mark and I began to feel extremely dizzy and my legs turned to jelly.

'Having said that we are extremely proud of our achievements. The pain was definitely worth it to raise such a substantial amount of money for an amazing cause.'


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