Soldier to run the London Marathon as he faces up to tough battle

Rob Maisey
Rob Maisey -Credit:British Army

A soldier faces a tough battle as he prepares to run the London Marathon to raise charity funds. Rob Maisey, a corporal in the 2 Army Air Corps from Kenilworth, takes on the 26.2-mile route on Sunday, April 21.

He hopes to pass landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf as he raises money for the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF). The 33-year-old said: "I was inspired by the work that ABF does and wanted to support it by raising money.

"Being in the military I have a close affiliation to the organisation." Running the London Marathon has been a long held ambition for Rob, who is a groundcrew officer.

He aims to raise £2,000 while completing the course in under four hours. And while Rob is a little apprehensive ahead of the event, he is confident of having enough in the tank to get to the finish line.

He said: "I am feeling somewhat nervous as this has been a bucket list thing for me for most of my adult life. Due to the physical aspect of the military, it has allowed me to have a good level of physical fitness by allowing time in the day to train."

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