Saturday, July 20, 2024

Running for a great cause

Thatcham tennis club member & classic car enthusiast Malcolm Hannington is planning on running a half marathon in memory of his late wife Josie, as well as helping to raise funds for Newbury Cancer Care.

Malcolm is currently in training for the run which will take place on his 70th birthday, July 20th. 

Josie sadly lost her battle against cancer on Xmas Eve last year.

Malcolm said:

A lot of people knew Josie a long time, within the tennis club she would always be at the championship and end of season dinners, AGM she was always there doing her bit, even in December when she was not that well she came along to the memorial hall where we entertained a team from Shinfield.
I am trying to do something to mark my 70th birthday but also give something back. I know you have all given a lot recently and it has been all about Corona virus but Cancer is horrible. Josie was so brave with it and never complained, how I don’t know. 
Please support me by clicking on my link below, I love reading your comments and they will inspire me to go the distance. You can check in from time to time to check on my progress and training leading up to the big day.
Malcolm is no stranger to running, being a regular at Newbury Parkrun, posting very good times as well as the annual Thatcham Santa Run.
Those wishing to donate can do so at the following website:
We are hoping to chat to Malcolm on Saturday Sport before this great endeavour.