Glyn Marston will be running in the LONDON MARATHON on april 24th 2016.
And cycle the RIDE LONDON 100 on the 31st of July 2016 to raise funds for EPILESPY ACTION
a cause close to Glyn's heart.
Glyn Marston proudly holds his two finishers medals aloft.
London marathon 2016 and Ride London- Surrey 100 mile cycle event 2016 to raise funds for Epilepsy action. The London marathon was taken on with a heavy gorilla/cage costume (10 years after running in his last marathon).Ride London- Surrey 100 was completed in a little under 7 hours.
An amazing feat for an Ambassador to his community.
Glyn Marston challenged London - and won!
CHALLENGE LONDON 2016.
RUN - CYCLE - LONDON.
Glyn Marston will be running in the London marathon 2016 'AND' the cycle London 100 miles 2016 to raise funds for Epilepsy action
Local media story about Glyn Marston's 'CHALLENGE LONDON 2016' whereas he will run in the 26.2 mile LONDON MARATHON a whopping ten years after he ran in his last marathon (London marathon 2006).
Following a complete knee replacement operation, Glyn was given the heart breaking advice that he will no longer be able to run again and so following a few years as a wheelchair marathon competitor, Glyn was to take up cycling and the most unique challenge of all - 'The triple tower challenge'.
Glyn has been a regular cyclist over the years and recently qualified for the 12000km Paris-Brest- Paris (PBP) wheras an accident was to see medics advise him to withdraw from the PBP for fear of causing further damage to his right knee.
July 2016 will see Glyn follow the London olympic 2012 cycle route for a whopping 100 miles and further the fundraising for Epilepsy action - Glyn is supporting this charity as he is on medication for life to control epilepsy.
As a strong believer of bringing fitness to the community, Glyn set up a community dodgeball club whereas adults and children can play a fun sport and keep fit too- WALSALL WARRIORS, WALSALL WARRIORS JUNIOR,and BLACK COUNTRY KNIGHTS dodgeball clubs are the product of Glyn's hardwork and dedication to his community.
Glyn Marston was diagnosed with epilepsy in 1977 (when he was just 14 years of age).
This was to change his life forever- at a time when the youth of Glyn's age didn't understand epilepsy, Glyn was advised to 'keep quite' about his illness for fear of ridicule of school friends and other kids on his estate.
Glyn eventually returned to school almost twelve months after he was diagnosed with epilepsy and the rumours were that Glyn had been in a young offenders institute.
A false story about Glyn but he couldn't do anything to put the record straight, for if he did he would leave himself open to ridicule if pupils knew of his epilepsy- not much a choice to be honest.... however the school headteacher was aware of Glyn's condition was became a source of support for Glyn.
Glyn's dream of joining the army and serving Queen and country were also dashed as Glyn's application was refused on medical grounds ( yes, he did try to blag his way in the army).
Glyn now feels that being loud and proud about his medical condition may serve to inspire other sufferers to stand up, get out and achieve something great in their lives.
Once again local media are supporting Glyn Marston with a great story. Express and Star have been very supporting to Glyn over the years and that support seems to continue in the stories that they feature on Glyn. Glyn is thankful of this support and credits the Express and star with the reason why he has raised so much for charity over the years- their stories have really boosted his fundraising .
To run the 26.2 miles of the London marathon with a replacement right knee is bad enough- but to run it with this costume ?
It just goes to show the dedication that Glyn Marston has to his cause- I do believe that the Gorilla has been given the name of 'Gordon'.
Glyn and Gordon the Gorilla ... look out ofr them on the London marathon and give them a huge cheer !
Glyn Marston at Walsall fc, 'dressed' in the costume and waiting by the players tunnel to be called on the pitch at half time.
Most of the backroom staff came to see Glyn in his 'London marathon attire' and gave a lot of good luck messages.
Glyn Marston will be flying the flag for Walsall and it's boroughs in 2016.. but that what he does in his role as Walsall running Ambassador.
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A great way to be introduced to open water swimming .
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The Queen of the Black Country
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Trion Z bracelet as used by Glyn
Cycling UK - The cyclists champions
Audax uk, long distance cycling