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

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

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

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 Resea

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

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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