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Mark raises thousands running in memory of friend

Mark raises thousands running in memory of friend

Strathallian Mark McGuire is putting rubber to the road every day this month in an attempt to raise money for charity in memory of his best friend.

Former pupil Mark has raised thousands of pounds for charity less than a week into his month-long marathon challenge

After his best friend Ben passed away from a sudden cardiac event in 2018, Mark decided to put himself to the test and run a marathon every day in June, 30 marathons in 30 days.

He said, "Ben was an inspiration to us all and my best mate. I think about Ben every day and will certainly have him on my mind throughout this challenge. I very much want to raise awareness for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)."

You can follow Mark's journey on Instagram:

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As some of you know I’ve wanted to do a physical challenge to raise money for @cardiacriskintheyoung in the memory of my friend @_benforsyth_ for a long time. We lost Ben in 2018, an inspiration to us all and my best mate. I think about Ben every day and will certainly have him on my mind throughout this challenge. I very much want to raise awareness for CRY. My challenge is to run a marathon every day in June which is 30 marathons in 30 days! Any donations or support would be amazing! Check the link in my bio 😁

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And those interested can help Mark raise money for CRY by donating here:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MarkMcGuire9