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Star Wars comes to Caistor in charity runner’s quest

Scott Worboys is half way through his 'Scotty's Kessel Run Challenge' EMN-140630-141303001

Scott Worboys is half way through his 'Scotty's Kessel Run Challenge' EMN-140630-141303001

A charity runner, who only took up the sport after losing a kidney to cancer, is taking on his biggest challenge yet - and says it could be his last.

Scott Worboys is running 10 races in seven months to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK and his next event is at Caistor this Sunday for the Sting in the Tail 10k.

Just over three years ago, Scott, from Cadney, was diagnosed with kidney cancer and had a complete kidney removed.

Since then, he has taken up running and raised more than £7,000 for various charities.

This time his aim was to raise another £500, but he has already topped the £1,000 mark.

“It’s just incredible the support I have received,” said Scott, who began the challenge in March.

“The runs are either 10ks or half marathons and I was supposed to finish with a marathon, but that idea got shelved as it was a little bit more than I can do I think.

“This latest jaunt is likely to be my last as my body is complaining so much.”

So this time round, Scott has been having a bit of fun with his running, dressed as Darth Maul from Star Wars and carrying a full size prop replica light sabre.

And he says Caistor, his 27th run since losing his kidney, could prove to have a real sting this year.

“The Caistor 10k is one of the most demanding 10ks I do due to Caistor’s hills, but the crowds in the Market Place cheering you home make the pain well worth the effort.

“Combine this with the outfit and a 1kg prop replica light-saber to carry and they really are quite tough cookies to 
finish.

To support Scott, log on to his donation page at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/scottskesselrunchallenge

 

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