St Albans man to run London Marathon backwards for cancer cause

London Backwards team who are raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust.

London Backwards team who are raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust. - Credit: Archant

A St Albans man will be taking on the London Marathon later this month – but there’s a slight twist.

Eddie Mills and four of his friends will run the route backwards in memory of his brother, Oli, who died of a brain tumour in 2005, aged just 18 years old.

Eddie, 38, of Althorp Road, is the founder of the Oli Mills Foundation which has so far raised more than £260,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

At 2am on Sunday, April 28, the five will complete the London Marathon course. They will start at the finish line and aim to end up at the start line around 7am – in plenty of time to watch the runners set off.

Eddie will be joined by Mike Toley, Bruce Wilson, Dave Bullock and Jonathan Russell.

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Eddie said: “It’s another big year for the Oli Mills Foundation so we wanted to do something a bit different. I’m not sure running a marathon at 2am will be much fun, but we’re all up for the challenge. Seven teenagers every day get diagnosed with cancer, so every bit of support makes a huge difference.”

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