Showing 13 articles tagged 'Running':

"Cars were bumping me out of the way and people trying to mug me"

11 Jun 2018

Five months after beginning his global fundraising challenge of running a marathon in all 196 countries, Nick Butter has just clocked up his 50th in Togo. We spoke to him after his 49th in Ghana about the challenges of washing his clothes, avoiding stray dogs and staying alive in Haiti.

For family, friends and loved ones – why we're running the London Marathon

19 Apr 2018

We've got 168 heroes running for us in the London Marathon on Sunday, all of them with very personal reasons for wanting to help us beat the most common cancer in men. We find out who will be on the minds of six of them as they push themselves over 26 gruelling miles.

Trevor Phillips and Chris Powell lead London Marathon team raising awareness of black men's risk

11 Apr 2018

The UK's former race relations chief joins Southend United's manager as part of a four-man team running to highlight black men's one-in-four risk of prostate cancer – double that of white men. We find out their personal reasons for getting involved and the taboos they hope to challenge among their peers.

Could exercise prevent prostate cancer spreading to the bones? We’re on the case

5 Apr 2018

A new research project, grant funded by us as part of our £2.7 million Research Innovation Awards scheme announced last month is trying to find new ways to stop cancer spreading to bones.

“If I hadn’t acted quickly, my two-year prognosis would have been even shorter”

12 Mar 2018

Since he was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in 2014, father-of-three Kevin Webber has helped raise more than £200k for us through sponsored endurance events. He describes how doing his first trans-Saharan Marathon de Sables kept him happily distracted from his prognosis, and why his wife urges him to take on more epic running challenges.

Nick Butter begins global marathon challenge inspired by heroics of our charity ambassador

4 Jan 2018

Attempting to set a world record for running a marathon in all 196 countries, Nick Butter starts his 550-day adventure this weekend. We talk to him and Kevin Webber, who inspired him to take on the challenge and raise £250k for Prostate Cancer UK.

"I realised saving my leg for another day that may not happen was both selfish and hypocritical"

16 Nov 2017

BLOG: Having helped raise more than £200k for us since he was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer in 2014, our incredible ambassador Kevin Webber has been chosen as the Charity Champion for this year's #GivingTuesday initiative. In this exclusive blog he describes his latest ultramarathon in the wilds of Iceland, and why helping a friend finish his own marathon challenge afterwards was worth a very painful leg.

Endurance athlete pledges to raise £250k from global marathon challenge

19 Oct 2017

Nick Butter aims to run a marathon in every country in the world, in a record-breaking 18-month challenge to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. He tells us his inspiration for doing it and how you can get involved.

Why we’re running the London Marathon for Prostate Cancer UK

20 Apr 2017

We have 180 brave men and women ready to run this year's London Marathon for us at the weekend, including former rugby league international Kevin Sinfield. We find out some of the very personal reasons why they've decided to fundraise to fight the most common cancer in men.

"I'm doing the Great North Run for my dad and all men affected by this awful disease"

9 Sep 2016

Julia Francis has already walked a marathon for Prostate Cancer UK, after joining Jeff Stelling for a day of the Men United March. Now she's taking on the world's biggest half marathon to help beat the most common cancer in men. She tells us about her family connections to the disease and why all of this is actually just a Plan B.