Marathon challenges Tealby runners

James Wild
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A caring grandson was thrilled to completed the gruelling London Marathon - and raise money in memory of his grandad who died suddenly.

James Wild from Middle Rasen, put himself through a tough 26.2-mile run through the capital at the weekend to raise money for the British Heart Foundation in memory of grandad Roy Creasey.

Roy, also from Middle Rasen, died suddenly on April 20 last year after suffering a heart attack.

This family tragedy spurred on James to raise money for research into heart problems and he signed up for the London Marathon.

James, 22, who works as a project co-ordinator in Immingham, said: “There are so many different problems you can have with the heart.

“It needs a lot of research.”

He added: “I think he (his grandad) would be proud.”

The former Caistor Yarborough Academy pupil, who is a novice marathon runner, completed the race in five hours, 11 minutes - and only struggled towards the end.

James said: “I found it went well until about 20 miles in, then an old injury flared up and it was a bit of a struggle.”

So far, James has raised £1,200 for the British Heart Foundation.

He is hoping to raise £2,000.

To sponsor James go to justgiving.com/JamesWild1

The British Heart Foundation’s main aim is to prevent people dying from heart diseases by doing pioneering research.