Police officer running the Virgin London Marathon for Breast Cancer Campaign

PUBLISHED: 10:19 11 March 2011

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A RUNNER has been pounding the pavements in training for her 21st marathon in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign.

Police officer Kirste Snellgrove, from Little Dunmow, will join thousands of runners on the starting line for her 10th London Marathon on Sunday April 17 after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. She has clocked up more than 550 miles running in marathons around the world.

“When I was diagnosed with cancer my first question was whether I could still run,” she said. “Training through chemotherapy is very tough but the actual feeling of finishing a marathon makes it all worthwhile.

“Running marathons keeps me positive and happy - despite being frequently overtaken by wombles and stormtroopers! Breast Cancer Campaign has funded a drug that has kept me alive today so I simply want to give something back.”

Kirste will be running with her friend Natalie Watkins and they hope to raise £3000 so if you would like to sponsor the pair, visit justgiving.com/teamkirstesnellgrove and donate what you can.

If you have a guaranteed place in this year’s Virgin London Marathon and would like to make a difference to the lives of all those affected by breast cancer, please join Kirste on Campaign’s team.

For more information, call 0207 749 4114 or visit breastcancercampaign.org

If you have your own place there is no minimum sponsorship amount and each runner who signs up will receive a fundraising pack including a Breast Cancer Campaign running vest, sponsorship forms and lots of support from the charity on the day.

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