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Death of Alnwick dad inspires son to attempt 76 Half Marathons in 12 months

Loving son Andrew Fletcher has vowed to run 76 Half Marathons in just 12 months in honour of his father who died of lung cancer.

Clive Fletcher passed away in September last year aged 75 and Andrew, a keen amateur runner, decided on the epic challenge both to commemorate his dad and raise cash for the Northumberland hospice that cared for him towards the end of his life.

Andrew Fletcher, taking part in the Great North Run in memory of his dad, Clive (Image: Andrew Fletcher)

He explained: “Although I have been a keen runner since 2018, he never had the opportunity to watch me run.

“He had wanted to attend the 40th Anniversary of the Great North Run in September to support me, however, he unfortunately passed away six days before the event. I ran the race in his memory.”

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