Pete explained the reason for choosing this charity saying: “My mother in law, Sandra Gregory, passed away in November 2019 after being diagnosed approx. 2years ago with Motor Neurone Disease. This was a terrible blow to the family. I have been running since October 2016 and I have decided to run the marathon in memory of my mother in law.
“I thank my wife, Gemma, whom I have been married to for 14 years this year, who supports me a lot in my running, allowing me to continuously buy running trainers (ha ha!), and my two sons, Lincoln aged 8 and Cameron aged 2. My sister got me into running and had hassled me into going out for runs with her. After giving in, I decided to go running and completed my first 5k run at the end of October 2016, to raise money for my eldest son’s school. From then onwards I have competed in various runs including the Great South Run, Southampton Half Marathon and Gosport Half Marathon.