London Marathon 2014: Stotfold man runs marathon as disco ball for Cancer Research UK

PUBLISHED: 08:56 13 April 2014

John McBurney ran the London Marathon in 2012 dressed as a Red Devil and raised £750 for Stotfold Scouts

John McBurney ran the London Marathon in 2012 dressed as a Red Devil and raised £750 for Stotfold Scouts

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A seasoned marathon runner is aiming to raise £1,000 for Cancer Research UK by running the London Marathon dressed as a disco ball.

John McBurney is running this year's London Marathon as a Disco Ball to raise money for Cancer Research UKJohn McBurney is running this year's London Marathon as a Disco Ball to raise money for Cancer Research UK

John McBurney, 41, Regent Street, Stotfold, has completed 40 marathons, 25 ultra marathon and 15 triathlons over 13 years.

The data manager raised £750 for Stotfold Scouts when he ran the London Marathon in 2012 dressed as a Red Devil and is hoping for a repeat this year, albeit in a different costume.

He said: “I got a great reaction last time I ran the race dressed as a devil so I thought I’d repeat the feat, just in a different costume, this time.

“In 2012 I went for a fast time and ran it in just under three hours but I’m planning on carrying a collection bucket round with me this next week so I’m just aiming to finish and raise money for charity.

“I really enjoy running, dressing up and doing something for a good cause so this running the marathon in this way is ideal for me really.”

To donate visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SpeedoRunner or John’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/SpeedoRunner

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