Martin Kelman – London Marathon for Mind the Mental Health Charity

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I’m sure we are all aware of people that have attempted to commit suicide or unfortunately that have succeeded. Lisa and I have seen it’s devastating effects closely around us. It is these tragic stories that have motivated me to pound the streets during the winter months. I must admit the training has been far harder than I thought it was going to be and I’m still apprehensive that I will start off too first and ‘hit the wall’ with 6 km to go. It is the first time I have raised money for a sporting event and I have been blown away by peoples generosity. So I appreciate every single penny that people are will to offer. I just hope I finish.

For the first time last year I applied for the London Marathon through the open entry I didn’t expect to get a place as it is so oversubscribed. However on the first time of asking a got a place. Having secured an open place, I wanted to enter into the spirit of the event and decided to rise money. I want something local to me in Exeter and something that I feel can affects us all. This is why I choose Mind the mental health charity

http://www.mind.org.uk

based very close to my house.

Suicide is the biggest killer of men between 20 and 49, eclipsing road accidents, cancer and coronary heart disease. It is also predominantly a male disorder. Of the UK 5,981 suicides in 2012, an astonishing 4,590 (76%) were men. That equates to a death ever hour and half. As the song says ‘suicide is dangerous’.

2017 Martin Kelman London Marathon

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