Ipswich man prepares to take on London Marathon

Tim Prime, 45, will take on the 26.2 mile route to raise money for Children with Cancer UK. Picture:

Tim Prime, 45, will take on the 26.2 mile route to raise money for Children with Cancer UK. Picture: TIM PRIME - Credit: Archant

A man from Ipswich is preparing to take on the London Marathon for a cancer charity.

Tim Prime, 45, will take on the 26.2 mile route to raise money for Children with Cancer UK.

The external field engineer said: “There have been a number of people I have seen in recent years and know personally that have survived or died from cancer and I thought running the Marathon in aid of a cancer charity would be good way to raise awareness.”

Mr Prime, who is a member of the Ipswich Jaffa Club, is running two to four times a week to prepare for the marathon. Last week he endured a 22 mile route around Felixstowe.

He said: “It is the furthest I have ever run in my life and I’ll admit the last two miles were a struggle. But I am hoping to slowly raise the amount of miles I run to see how well my body handles it and how it takes the strain.”

To donate to Mr Prime’s fundraising challenge visit the Just Giving page here.