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Lutton man takes on London Marathon challenge

A Lutton man will be repaying the hospital which saved him as a child with a marathon challenge.

Aaron Parker (40) is raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital by taking part in the virtual London Marathon on Sunday with friend Dean Powley.

Aaron underwent heart surgery at the hospital as a two-year-old.

Aaron Parker and Dean Powley (51740470)
Aaron Parker and Dean Powley (51740470)

The two friends will be taking on a 26-mile route around Lutton, Gedney and the Sutton Bridge area.

Aaron said: “This is a really good charity which helps children. I may not be here to run if they hadn’t help me so I would like to do my bit to help someone else.”

Dean and Aaron will be among 50,000 runners across the UK

The pair have been training hard throughout the summer months to get ready for the challenge, which will see them running around the South Holland area. They started training ten weeks ago.

The friends will be supported on the ride by support rider Mark Greenacre.

Aaron, who has run the London Marathon four times, said: “It has been hard work during the summer but it has been enjoyable.”

Proud step dad John Metson (80), from Sutton St James, said: “He’s done ever so well over the years.

“We were going back and forward to Great Ormond Street until he was 16 then they gave him the all clear and he took up running and football.

“They mended him and he just wants to pay them back.”

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