Yate's own marathon man adds to his running total

First published in News Gazette Series: Photograph of the Author by , reporter covering Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell, Rangeworthy, Wickwar, Hawkesbury, Iron Acton, Coalpit Heath and Old Sodbury

YATE’S very own marathon man has added a further £14,600 to his fundraising total for Macmillan Cancer Support after completing his 11th Bristol Half Marathon.

Veteran runner Clive Daniels has now raised a total of £156,000 for the charity through his running efforts in the last 15 years.

The 67-year-old, who lives in The Glen, has raised a grand total of £178,000 for a number of different charities since 1987.

He completed this year’s Bristol Half Marathon in just over two hours back in September.

But instead of welcoming praise, Clive was quick to thank those who have sponsored him over the years.

He said: “The support of my sponsors is nothing short of magnificent, particularly in view of the length of time they have been supporting me and the current financial climate.

“I would like to thank each and every one of them for their encouragement and generosity.”

Earlier this year he was chosen to run in the very first competitive race in the London Olympic stadium, the Olympic Park five-mile run, which finished on the Olympic track. In 2011, Clive also received one of South Gloucestershire Council’s Community Awards. He has also received awards on two occasions from the Chipping Sodbury and the Yate Rotary Clubs for services to the local community.

Fundraising manager for Macmillan Cancer Support, Sadie Moore said: “We are extremely lucky to have Clive’s support here in Bristol and could not be more grateful for the unbelievable effort he continues to give Macmillan year after year. His dedication is second to none.

“Raising funds is vital to support services for local people affected by cancer. With Clive’s help we’re making sure there are enough nurses and therapists to help everyone through treatment and enough expert advisers on the end of the phone.”

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