Ben going the extra miles

PUBLISHED: 11:37 06 March 2008 | UPDATED: 13:01 06 May 2010

Ben Meakin

Ben Meakin

BEN Meakin will be raising important funds for local hospice Grove House at this year s London Marathon. The 20-year-old student from Bury Green in Wheathampstead chose to run for the charity because of its local value and because some of his family membe

BEN Meakin will be raising important funds for local hospice Grove House at this year's London Marathon.

The 20-year-old student from Bury Green in Wheathampstead chose to run for the charity because of its local value and because some of his family members have suffered from cancer.

The former St George's School pupil, who is currently studying management science at Kent University, has been involved in fun runs in the past and was a keen cross-country runner at school.

He has always been very active, especially since he was a member of Wheathampstead Cubs, Scouts and then Explorers between the ages of seven and 18.

But he was inspired to attempt the London Marathon a couple of years ago when his dad took up the challenge.

Ben is now doing one long run of 16 or more miles and up to three shorter runs a week in preparation for the marathon in April.

If you would like to sponsor Ben, then visit his secure online donation page at www.justgiving.com/ benmeakin

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