Optom to run Falklands marathon for trio of causes

Andy McGregor will run the Stanley Marathon

23 Feb 2015 by Emily McCormick

Optometrist Andy McGregor, who served in the Falklands War in 1982, will return to the Islands in April to complete the Stanley Marathon. 

The 26-mile race is officially the world’s southern-most marathon. It is also known as one of the toughest due to wind, bad weather and gradients, with less than 50 runners completing the full marathon annually. 

Mr McGregor, who has run marathons in the UK before, will run to raise funds for a trio of causes and hopes to raise £1,000 for each. They are the South Atlantic Medical Association, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and Seeing is Believing. 

Speaking about his chosen causes, Mr McGregor told OT: “The South Atlantic Medal Association helps veterans of the conflict; not all were as fortunate as me to emerge from it physically and mentally unscathed. It organises return visits and provides practical help for veterans and families. 

“I wanted to help support the association’s work, so when I found out about the marathon in Stanley the idea of returning to run it and seek sponsorship seemed an ideal opportunity to combine two interests.” 

To sponsor Mr McGregor, visit his JustGiving fundraising page


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